...STRONG WINDS ACROSS THE AREA FRIDAY EVENING...

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF PEAK WIND GUSTS FROM AUTOMATED WEATHER OBSERVING STATIONS ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 16TH.

Location

Maximum Wind Gust

ORD

59 MPH

GRAND ISLAND

59 MPH

AURORA

58 MPH

HASTINGS

55 MPH

HEBRON

53 MPH

YORK

52 MPH

KEARNEY

51 MPH

LEXINGTON

49 MPH

HOLDREGE

46 MPH

SMITH CENTER

38 MPH

ALONG WITH THE WIND, CAME SOME SNOW, ESPECIALLY TO THE NORTH AND EAST OF THE GRAND ISLAND AND HASTINGS AREAS. THE STRONG WINDS CAUSED VERY POOR VISIBILITIES FOR 1 TO 2 HOURS - DEPENDING UPON JUST HOW MUCH SNOW FELL. THE WORST VISIBILITIES WERE REPORTED ALONG THE HIGHWAY 81 CORRIDOR FROM HEBRON NORTH THROUGH COLUMBUS NEBRASKA, WHERE VISIBILITIES WERE REPORTED TO BE NEAR ZERO AT TIMES IN OPEN COUNTRY.


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