A tight pressure gradient brought strong northwesterly winds to the area during the day Friday.  Sustained winds in the 30-40 mph were common across most locations, with wind gusts exceeding 50 mph in a few areas.  The table and maps below depict the maximum sustained wind speeds and maximum wind gust speeds as reported across the area on Friday.


Maximum Sustained Wind Maximum Wind Gust
Aurora 37 mph 48 mph
Grand Island 40 mph 51 mph
Hastings 40 mph 49 mph
Hebron 29 mph 43 mph
Holdrege 30 mph 45 mph
Kearney 33 mph 41 mph
Lexington 36 mph 43 mph
Ord 39 mph 51 mph
Smith Center 38 mph 49 mph
York 35 mph 46 mph

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