Wednesday’s Strong Winds

Rapidly falling low pressure brought strong winds to the Central Plains most of the day Wednesday.   South winds preceding a fast moving cold front gusted to over 50 mph at times...leaving snapped tree branches...a few broken electrical lines...blowing dust and difficult driving conditions for many locations across central Nebraska and north central Kansas.

The following is a compilation of peak wind gusts for surrounding communities in our area...


  Peak Gust/Time

York I-80 Interchange RWIS*         61 mph/608 pm
Clay Center RWIS* 57 mph/502 pm
Grand Island Airport  54 mph/1153 pm
Kearney Airport 53 mph/916 pm
York Airport  52 mph/330 pm
Aurora Airport 52 mph/130 pm
Miller RWIS* 52 mph/916 pm
Lexington Airport 51 mph/930 pm
Campbell RWIS* 50 mph/1133 pm
Holdrege Airport 48 mph/1010 pm
Arapahoe RWIS* 47 mph/925 pm
Ord Airport 45 mph/253 pm
Arcadia RWIS* 45 mph/1010 pm
Hastings Airport 45 mph/1153 pm


 Peak Gust/Time
Russell Airport 59 mph/253 pm
Concordia Airport  54 mph/255 pm
Beloit Jr/Sr High School 52 mph/unknown
Hays Airport 51 mph/315 pm
Smith Center Airport 50 mph/455 pm
Hill City Airport  49 mph/553 pm
Phillipsburg Elementary   49 mph/unknown
Osborne Elementary 48 mph/unknown
Logan High School 45 mph/unknown

 RWIS*  Road Weather Information System     













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