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.
LOCATION PEAK SUSTAINED WIND PEAK WIND GUST TIME OF GUST
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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