Thursday’s cold front brought downright windy conditions to South Central Texas from both the cold front itself and developing thunderstorms, which also went on to produce heavy rain, lightning and pockets of hail.
West Texas dust/wind damage
Those gusty winds were able to stir up plenty of dust in West Texas Thursday, which then filtered east into South Central Texas after the cold front moved through. That dust then clung to vehicles thanks to the rain and storm activity, making for a dusty morning commute and drive to school on Friday.
Blowing dust in Del Rio just moments again as the cold front blasted through. https://t.co/jeQ7c1KAkO— NWS Austin/San Antonio (@NWSSanAntonio) March 2, 2023
High winds also caused power outages in and around the San Antonio area, and damaged a few utility poles, trees and greenhouses/playgrounds.
A collection of wind-damage photos sent in by KSAT 12 viewers can be found here.
Peak wind gusts
Here is a list of official peak wind gust reports across South Central Texas, which are a mixture of both thunderstorm-related gusts and non-thunderstorm-related gusts, depending on the location:
|Location||Peak Wind Gust|
|San Antonio International Airport||58 mph|
|Stinson Municipal Airport||53 mph|
|Kelly Field||60 mph|
|Randolph Air Force Base||52 mph|
|Del Rio International Airport||72 mph|
|Pleasanton Municipal Airport||51 mph|
|Boerne Stage Field Airport||40 mph|
|Lost Maples||44 mph|
|New Braunfels Regional Airport||58 mph|
|Guadalupe River State Park||40 mph|
|Kerrville Municipal Airport||39 mph|
|Karnes County Airport||58 mph|
|Eagle Pass||63 mph|
|Hondo Municipal Airport||63 mph|
|Uvalde, Garner Field Airport||60 mph|
|Dimmit County Airport||49 mph|
Winds are calm Friday afternoon with plenty of sunshine in store this weekend!
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