Strong Winds Occurred on March 11th, 2011
A cold front passed through the region on March 11th as a strong low pressure system moved across North Dakota. Strong and gusty northwest winds occurred behind the front across western and north central Nebraska. Much of the area experienced wind gusts over 40 mph during the day. The highest wind gust measured by airport sensors in the area was 49 mph at Imperial. That gust occurred at 1:59 p.m. MST.
Shown below are the peak wind reports from airport sensors across western and north central Nebraska.
LOCATION MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WIND PEAK WIND GUST TIME OF GUST AINSWORTH 38 MPH 45 MPH 1110 AM CST BROKEN BOW 40 MPH 48 MPH 1127 AM CST IMPERIAL 40 MPH 49 MPH 159 PM MST NORTH PLATTE 37 MPH 46 MPH 1052 AM CST OGALLALA 33 MPH 46 MPH 850 AM MST ONEILL 33 MPH 45 MPH 1210 PM CST THEDFORD 32 MPH 45 MPH 430 PM CST VALENTINE 35 MPH 48 MPH 1028 AM CST
Shown above is the weather map from midday on Friday, March 11th, 2011. Notice the cold front that extends southward from a strong low pressure system in North Dakota. Strong northwest winds occurred behind that front.
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