Strong north winds surged across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas in the wake of a vigorous cold front on Friday, February 20.  Peak gusts of 45 MPH or higher were common across the area, as measured by various networks of automated sensors. In general, the strongest winds occurred between 5:00 - 9:00 PM.

The table below reflects several of the highest peak wind gusts across the area:

 

 Peak Wind Gusts -- February 20, 2009

Location

Peak Wind Gust

Time of Peak Wind Gust (CST)

Data Source

Arapahoe, NE (2 south)

48 MPH

532 pm

NE Dept. of Roads

York, NE (4 south)

47 MPH

559 pm

NE Dept. of Roads

Ord, NE

46 MPH

510 pm

ASOS (airport)

Smith Center, KS

46 MPH

657 pm

KSN-TV WeatherLab

Grand Island, NE

46 MPH

837 pm

ASOS (airport)
Phillipsburg, KS

45 MPH

744 pm

AWOS (airport)

Beloit, KS

45 MPH

754 pm

KSN-TV WeatherLab

Aurora, NE

45 MPH

650 pm

AWOS (airport)

Hastings, NE

45 MPH

908 pm

ASOS (airport)

Campbell, NE

45 MPH

728 pm

NE Dept. of Roads

 

 


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