Intense south winds buffeted the Central Plains on Tuesday, April 13th.  Sustained wind speeds averaged 30 to 40 mph and wind gusts over 40 and 50 mph were common.  The table below lists the peak wind gusts at several locations.


Location Peak Wind Gust (mph)
Lexington Jim Kelly Field 59
Ord Evelyn Sharp Field 55
Holdrege Brewster Field 54
Kearney Regional Airport 54
Grand Island Regional Airport 52
Hastings Municipal Airport 48
Smith Center Municipal Airport 47
Rainwater Basin 46
York Municipal Airport 46
Phillipsburg Municipal Airport 45
Aurora Municipal Airport 44
Hebron Municipal Airport
41
Kirwin 41




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