Bitterly cold north winds poured into south central Nebraska and north central Kansas in the wake of a strong Arctic cold front on Sunday, December 14. Peak gusts of 43-53 MPH were common across the area, as measured by various networks of automated sensors. In general, the strongest winds were measured during the 4:00 - 8:00 AM time frame.

The graphic and tables below reflect these peak wind gusts and the times they occurred:


 

 ASOS and AWOS Data From Area Airports

Location

Peak Wind Gust

Time of Peak Wind Gust (CST)

Ord, NE

53 mph

702 am

Lexington, NE

51 mph

350 am

Kearney, NE

51 mph

555 am

Grand Island, NE

51 mph

722 am

Hastings, NE

48 mph

524 am

Aurora, NE

47 mph

530 am

Holdrege, NE

44 mph

450 am

Phillipsburg, KS

43 mph

448 am

Smith Center, KS

43 mph

655 am

 

Nebraska Department of Roads Sensors

Location

Peak Wind Gust

Time of Peak Wind Gust (CST)

Arcadia, NE (4WSW)

53 mph

810 am

York, NE (4S)

48 mph

704 am

Clay Center, NE (7S)

46 mph

923 am

Campbell, NE (1E)

46 mph

443 am

 


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