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Thunderstorms & Strong Winds

By Mark Rowlett, mrowlett@ktxs.com
Published On: Jan 29 2013 11:12:19 PM CST
KTXS Chief Meteorologist, Mark Rowlett

ABILENE, Texas -

Strong thunderstorms moved through portions of our region Tuesday morning and early Tuesday afternoon.  Lightning reportedly damaged a home in Anson.  Half dollar size hail was reported south of Baird.  Dime size hail was observed for a time in Breckenridge.  The storms moved east into central Texas by mid-afternoon.

Strong west winds were found over our region Tuesday afternoon.  They continued into Tuesday night.  Some of the highest wind gusts reported for Tuesday:

Snyder  48 mph

Aspermont  48 mph

Dyess AFB  48 mph

Knox City  47 mph

San Angelo Mathis Field  46 mph

Sweetwater Avenger Field  45 mph

Abilene Regional Airport  44 mph

Breckenridge Airport  44 mph

Coleman Airport  43 mph

Brownwood Airport  41 mph

Albany  40 mph

Winds are forecast to gradually subside overnight Tuesday.  Look for winds from the northwest at 15 to 25 mph Wednesday.

Temperatures will be chilly at night with lows around freezing Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Afternoon readings should be in the 50s Wednesday, but back into the 60s Thursday and Friday.

Mostly fair skies and dry weather are expected for Wednesday through the weekend.