A strong south wind blasted the plains during the better part of the day Monday, May 24, 2010.  The wind was a result of a strong pressure gradient between deep low pressure over western South Dakota (999.3 millibars)...and high pressure centered over northeast Arkansas (1016.3 millibars).

    The table below provides a preliminary summary of wind gusts across our region.   

Location Peak Gust
Ord Evelyn Sharp Field (ASOS) 52 mph
Grand Island Regional Airport (ASOS) 51 mph
Kearney Regional Airport (AWOS) 51 mph
Lexington Jim Kelly Field (AWOS) 50 mph
Holdrege Brewster Field (AWOS) 48 mph
Aurora Municipal Airport (AWOS) 48 mph
 York Municipal Airport (AWOS) 48 mph
 Hastings Airport (ASOS)  43 mph
Rainwater Basin (8 mi Southwest of Harvard) (RAWS) 42 mph
Smith Center Municipal Airport (AWOS) 41 mph
 Hebron Airport (AWOS)  41 mph

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