Winds earlier this week “truly remarkable,” weather officials say

Yes, it can be windy in Kansas come springtime – then again, it can be windy around here pretty much any time of year.

But those persistently high winds and frequent gusts of 45 miles an hour or more have turned heads of national weather officials nonetheless. There were more than 1,000 reports of thunderstorm wind gusts or winds strong enough to cause damage.

Greg Carbin, warning coordination meteorologist with the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, called that “a truly remarkable number of wind events.”