High Winds in Northeast Ohio Again on Monday – April 23, 2012
High winds were experienced again in Northeast Ohio on Monday, April 23, 2012. That makes three Mondays in a row with high winds. A cursory check of peak wind speeds (gusts) at the National Weather Service website found a gust of 48 MPH out of the north-northwest at Cleveland Hopkins Airport. A cursory review of peak gusts measured at local weather stations throughout the area disclosed gusts up to 41 MPH (Lorain).
Local news media reported that a large tree fell onto a house in Cleveland Heights, a utility pole was leaning from the wind in Warrensville Heights, and waves were blown onto the Shoreway. I noticed numerous branches down in North Royalton and Middleburg Heights. My Mom even emailed a photo of a fallen light pole on York Road from her iPhone.