Wednesday storms bring damaging winds


    Metal roof blown odd building in Rotan. (Viewer photo)

    A line of strong thunderstorms swept through the Big Country Wednesday afternoon and brought very strong wind gusts and some small hail.

    A funnel cloud was reported near Tye and Putnum.

    In Snyder, a tin roof was blown off a business, a couple of trees were blown down, and an 18-wheeler was blown over on Highway 84 about 15 miles south of Snyder.

    KTXS received a picture of metal roofs blown into the street in Rotan.

    Here are some of the peak wind gusts from the storms:

    Abilene (Regional Airport) 46 mph

    Aspermont 52 mph

    Big Spring (Airport) 71 mph

    Brady (Airport) 38 mph

    Brownwood (Airport) 39 mph

    Breckenridge 48 mph

    Cisco 39 mph

    Clyde 49 mph

    Coleman (Airport) 46 mph

    Colorado City 54 mph

    Dyess AFB 55 mph

    Eastland 39 mph

    Fort Chadbourne 50 mph

    Hamby 51 mph

    Haskell 41 mph

    Jayton 48 mph

    Knox City 53 mph

    Robert Lee 48 mph

    Rotan 63 mph

    San Angelo (NW) 45 mph

    San Angelo (Mathis Field) 54 mph

    Snyder 50 mph

    Stamford 44 mph

    Sterling City 51 mph

    Sweetwater (Avenger Field) 52 mph

    Sweetwater (SW) 62 mph

    Throckmorton 49 mph

    Weinert 63 mph

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