Strong Winds Occurred on May 12, 2011

A low pressure system moved eastward along the Nebraska and Kansas border on Thursday, May 12th, 2011.  Strong and gusty north winds occurred behind the low pressure system.  The winds were strongest in southwestern Nebraska, where the surface pressure gradient was the most significant.  The highest wind gust measured by airport sensors in the area was 48 mph at Ogallala.

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


AINSWORTH           26 MPH               37 MPH         735 PM CDT
BROKEN BOW          35 MPH               43 MPH         519 PM CDT
IMPERIAL            36 MPH               43 MPH         457 PM MDT
NORTH PLATTE        36 MPH               45 MPH         443 PM CDT
OGALLALA            39 MPH               48 MPH         535 PM MDT
ONEILL              28 MPH               35 MPH         655 PM CDT
THEDFORD            25 MPH               35 MPH         615 PM CDT
VALENTINE           24 MPH               32 MPH         612 PM CDT


 Shown above is the weather map from the afternoon of Thursday, May 12, 2011. Strong north winds occurred behind the low pressure system along the Nebraska and Kansas border. 

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