Non-Thunderstorm Wind



This page details any high wind events that were not related to thunderstorm activity.

Last Updated: 2/26/2020.

April 2, 1932
Strong winds began blowing from the west just before Noon and gradually increased through the afternoon. The strong winds reached an average speed between 35MPH-42MPH with gusts over 50MPH before falling off in the evening. Windows were blown out in buildings across the city, and tree limbs fell on trolley lines at High and 18th, delaying 19 cars.

January 14-15, 1940
A strong cold front brought high winds to the region. Highs in the low 50s early that Sunday fell into the 20s by the following morning, as the front brought winds that reached 60MPH in gusts at Port Columbus at least 3 separate times before falling to 20-30MPH by Monday morning. The high winds blew shingles off roofs, downed trees, snapped power poles and broke windows across the Columbus area.

February 24, 2019
A tight gradient caused high winds across the area of between 50-60MPH. See details here: https://www.weather.gov/iln/20190224

October 20, 2018
A low pressure and strong gradient brought winds of 40-50MPH during the afternoon and evening. See details here: https://www.weather.gov/iln/20181020