Wake Lows Behind Thunderstorms Bringing Strong Winds

Weather

It doesn’t take a storm to create strong winds, Meteorologist Scot Mundt explains.

While severe thunderstorms brought a round of strong winds to KELOLAND during the evening and overnight, strong winds not associated with thunderstorms brought some of the wind speeds to over 70 mph.

One of those locations was Huron. This is what was associated with a wake low which set up behind a line of thunderstorms.

This is a snaphot of KELOLAND Live Doppler Radar at 2:15 a.m. last night. The main line of storms was to the east of Huron while general showers were falling in Huron, but with a sudden pressure change, strong winds developed in Huron with a wind gust clocked at 74 mph.

This is the second time this month we’ve had a wake low behind a thunderstorm complex create damaging winds. Aberdeen had a dust storm as a result of their strong winds from a wake low last Friday.  

Unfortunately, with the way the atmosphere is setup, we might be dealing with these situations for the next couple of days. 



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