Howling Winds Tuesday Night and Wednesday Morning (February 12 & 13, 2019)

Posted by in Weather Events | February 14, 2019

It was a wild windy Tuesday night and Wednesday morning (February 12 & 13, 2019) as I am sure you heard the winds howling whenever you awoke during the night.  And there were reports of trees being downed in some areas.

Following is a list of the winds measured in the area obtained from the NOAA National Weather Service website:

Highest Wind Reports in Northeast Ohio, February 12-13, 2019

LOCATION                                     SPEED                 TIME/DATE              

Fairport Harbor                             57 MPH                 0606 AM 02/13        

2 WNW Vermilion                           53 MPH                 0424 AM 02/13          

3 N Conneaut                                49 MPH                 0150 AM 02/13         

Cleveland, Oh                                 48 MPH                 1053 PM 02/12      

2 WNW Cleveland                          48 MPH                 1217 AM 02/13          

Wayne County Airport                  47 MPH                 0621 AM 02/13      

Akron-Canton Airport                  47 MPH                 0651 AM 02/13      

Lorain County Airport                   47 MPH                 1048 PM 02/12       

Burke Lakefront Airport                46 MPH                 0441 AM 02/13      

Newton Falls                                  46 MPH                 1109 PM 02/12       

Willoughby                                     44 MPH                 0655 AM 02/13       

Youngstown-Warren Reg Airprt  44 MPH                 0137 AM 02/13      

Ashtabula County Airport            43 MPH                 0340 AM 02/13              

4 ESE Bainbridge                           42 MPH                 0305 AM 02/13               

Akron Fulton Int’l                           41 MPH                 1006 PM 02/12              

4 WSW Brunswick                         41 MPH                 0230 AM 02/13               

Winds at the 1 WNW Tontogany weather station (Near Bowling Green) recorded winds up to 68 MPH at 7:58 PM, February 12, 2019.     

These wind measurements were generally taken at locations surrounded by open fields that provide no restriction to the movement of the wind. In urban or suburban areas trees, buildings, dwelling, etc provide shielding and reduce the movement of the wind, and thus, the wind speeds would be lower.

But, as always after a storm with high winds, now is a good time to walk around your home to check for possible damages to roofs, siding, trim, etc. and also to look for trees that have been partially or fully uprooted or damaged. Timely repair of missing shingles, flashings, siding, trim, etc. reduces the risk of subsequent interior damage.

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