Strong Winds Occurred on June 21st, 2011

An intense low pressure system moved across eastern Nebraska on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011.  The resulting pressure gradient caused strong northwest winds across the western and north central parts of the state, where the winds gusted over 40 mph in many locations.  The highest wind gust measured by airport sensors in the area was 52 mph at Imperial.

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             30 MPH               44 MPH          155 PM CDT
BROKEN BOW            39 MPH               49 MPH         1217 PM CDT
IMPERIAL              40 MPH               52 MPH          505 PM MDT
NORTH PLATTE          36 MPH               45 MPH         1142 AM CDT
OGALLALA              31 MPH               43 MPH         1255 PM MDT
ONEILL                30 MPH               38 MPH          355 PM CDT
THEDFORD              32 MPH               43 MPH          315 PM CDT
VALENTINE             32 MPH               45 MPH          956 AM CDT

 

Shown above is the weather map from the late morning hours of Tuesday, June 21st, 2011.

 

                     Page composition by Chauncy Schultz                       


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