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