Isolated Damaging Winds Last Night…..Strong Winds Today, But Much Lighter Winds TuesdayApril 16th, 2012 at 2:01 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
As band of rain & t’storms arrived lastnight & this morning, it appears a small bowing segment in the line did produce isolated damaging winds in Warren, Benton & Newton counties.
A private station at Rossville, Illinois had a measured gust to 54 mph, while station southwest of Fowler & near Pence had measured gusts to 58 & 56 mph. Southwest of Terre Haute, the Robinson, Illinois Airport had a gust to 61 mph from another localized bowing segment. Wind gusted to 59 mph at the Wayne County Airport in southeast Illinois.
Today non-rain/storm gusts have been 40-50 mph. These will tend to diminish this evening, followed by a much calmer Tuesday.
Most of the the 1-1.5″ amounts with our Friday-Monday rainfall were in the southern & southeastern part of the viewing area. Everyone else had generally near 0.50 to 0.85″.