Del Rio International Airport registered a peak wind gust of 62 mph mid-day Thursday as a strong cold front traversed the state. While short-duration wind gusts of this strength are common in and around thunderstorms in the area during storm season, widespread, long-lasting non-convective winds (not associated with thunderstorms) of this caliber to the region are extremely rare. At one point, sustained winds of up to 47 mph were recorded, with gusts to 62 mph.
The powerful winds prompted a High Wind Warning and Red Flag Warning from the National Weather Service office in New Braunfels, Texas, and caused damage to many properties and infrastructure around Del Rio.
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