A Dusty Drive: Thursday’s wind and storms leave cars covered in dust

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.

High winds also caused power outages in and around the San Antonio area, and damaged a few utility poles, trees and greenhouses/playgrounds.

A storm that swept through the San Antonio area on Thursday night left some damage for residents and business owners. Photos and videos posted on KSAT Connect show toppled trees, playgrounds and utility poles. (KSAT Connect)

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
Rocksprings 47 mph
Kerrville Municipal Airport 39 mph
Gonzales 51 mph
Karnes County Airport 58 mph
Seguin 49 mph
Pearsall 40 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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