Gusty Winds Occurred on April 5th, 2011
Spring made a rapid return to Nebraska today as a fast moving upper level disturbance over Montana created strong west to northwest winds. These downslope winds originating off the higher terrain of the Rockies resulted in a warm and very dry air mass which helped enhance wind gusts during the daytime.
Below are the peak wind reports from surface observation sites across portions of western and north central Nebraska.
LOCATION PEAK WIND GUST TIME OF GUST
NORTH PLATTE 43 MPH 253 CDT
BROKEN BOW 37 MPH 453 CDT
OGALLALA 41 MPH 435 MDT
THEDFORD 47 MPH 415 CDT
ELLSWORTH (DEPARTMENT OF ROADS) 44 MPH 229 MDT
SUTHERLAND (DEPARTMENT OF ROADS) 40 MPH 326 CDT
RUSHVILLE (DEPARTMENT OF ROADS) 40 MPH 227 MDT
DUNNING (DEPARTMENT OF ROADS) 41 MPH 528 CDT
LISCO (DEPARTMENT OF ROADS) 40 MPH 1259 MDT
BREWSTER (DEPARTMENT OF ROADS) 37 MPH 617 CDT
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