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Wind speed

Postby Faster horses » Wed May 18, 2005 4:41 pm

Let's compare wind speed today. I just checked 'weather for farmers and ranchers' that is connected to this site. Our current wind speed is 28 mph, gusting to 35 mph.

Did the wind blow where you are today and how hard did it blow?

We missed a nice rain last night. It did rain north of us, so some got more moisture.

We miss out on some moisture, don't seem to miss out on the wind much. YUK!

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Postby Oldtimer » Wed May 18, 2005 5:43 pm

You got us beat--wind blew all day-20 gusting to 30--Is starting to go down now---Last night 20 miles west got over and inch- 10 miles east got over an inch-- we got about 40 drops...I'm starting to know how rancher felt :(

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Postby jigs » Wed May 18, 2005 10:30 pm

it is always windy here in Kansas, especially during football season...that is because Nebraska sucks and Oklahoma blows !

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Postby S.S.A.P. » Wed May 18, 2005 11:24 pm

Faster Horses, I don't have an official measurement but this morning the wind made my eyes run. Tonight however was beautiful, dead calm and I hated to come in! Does this spring seem terribly windy to everyone else or am I just less tolerant :?

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Postby TXTibbs » Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:45 pm

heard from my folks and they had between 100 and 110 mph straight winds last night for a while till it calmed down to only 70 mph or so! Poles down and power still out.

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Postby sp » Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:32 pm

TXTibbs - You are lucky living in Midland (no trees or hills to block your view). When you see that dust cloud about 40 miles NW of town, you know a front is coming your way.

There are some areas down there where the blowing sand will ruin the paint job on your car.

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Postby nr » Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:54 pm

TXTibbs, are you north or south of Interstate 10?

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Postby TXTibbs » Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:02 pm

I am on I-20, so north of I-10, but the area I was talking about getting the high high winds was at my folk's place in north central South Dakota.

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Postby TXTibbs » Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:05 pm

And as far as being "lucky" to live in Midland....well I guess that depends on who says it. hahaha. It is nothing but dry, desert, sand, oil field and lizzards here. It isn't bad, but I can think of about 289,733 other places I'd rather live. But this is home for now....atleast for the next year or so. I wouldn't mind seeing a few hills either....I hate flat flat.....where I grew up was rugged river break country and was rather hilly.


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