Sunday, October 16, 2011

Blustery Day!

The winds gusting through the region yesterday tossed shopping cards, downed tree limbs and scattered all those neatly raked piles of leaves... but just how fast were they?



As you can see:

In Findlay, a wind gust of 51 mph was recorded just after 3pm.
At the Toledo Express Airport, a wind gust of 47 mph was recorded around 1:30pm.
At the Toledo Executive Airpirt, a wind gust of 46 mph was recorded at 3:30pm.

... To give you an idea of how fast that is, a tropical storm is considered a hurricane when winds reach up to 74+ mph, and a tornado may be considered an EF0 with winds greater than 40mph!

I'd say that's a windy day for NW Ohio :)

Additional reports include:

York Elementary, Clyde: 43mph
St. Wendelin, Fostoria: 33mph
St. Joseph School, Sylvania; 40mph
Tiffin Middle School: 32mph
Waters Elementary, Oak Harbor: 38mph