Strong Winds Occurred on April 3rd, 2011

Strong and gusty northwest winds occurred across the region on Sunday, April 3rd, 2011. The winds resulted from the passage of a strong cold front during the early morning hours. Much of western and north central Nebraska experienced sustained winds over 30 mph and gusts in excess of 40 mph. The highest wind gust measured by airport sensors in the area was 47 mph at both Broken Bow and O'Neill.

Shown below are the peak wind reports from airport sensors across western and north central Nebraska.

LOCATION      PEAK SUSTAINED WIND    PEAK WIND GUST    TIME OF GUST

AINSWORTH          35 MPH                44 MPH         815 PM CDT
BROKEN BOW         38 MPH                47 MPH         408 PM CDT
IMPERIAL           37 MPH                44 MPH         354 PM MDT
NORTH PLATTE       31 MPH                40 MPH         324 PM CDT
OGALLALA           28 MPH                39 MPH         715 PM MDT
ONEILL             40 MPH                47 MPH         415 PM CDT
THEDFORD           31 MPH                43 MPH         255 PM CDT
VALENTINE          35 MPH                46 MPH         741 PM CDT

 

 Shown above is the weather map from midday on Sunday, April 3rd, 2011. Strong northwest winds occurred behind the cold front that is shown on the map across the central part of the United States.

 

                     Page composition by Chauncy Schultz                       


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