Strong Winds and Snow Squalls Friday

A strong Pacific Cold Front passed through the state of Nebraska Thursday night into Friday morning.
Strong and gusty north northwest winds developed behind the cold front with wind gusts into the 40
and 50 MPH range mainly during the late morning and early afternoon.

Here is a listing of wind high wind gust reports from various airport observation sites and Nebraska
Department of Roads observing sites.

    LOCATION                                   WIND GUSTS
AINSWORTH......................................53
29S MERRIMAN...................................52
7NE BROWNLEE...................................50
THEDFORD.......................................48
BREWSTER.......................................46
BROKEN BOW.....................................45
2E NEWPORT.....................................44
VALENTINE......................................44
WELLFLEET......................................44
THEDFORD.......................................44
DUNNING........................................42
BIG SPRINGS....................................41
NORTH PLATTE...................................39
IMPERIAL.......................................37
 

A secondary backside upper level disturbance helped support the development of intense snow squalls
during the afternoon. A relatively narrow corridor of brief but heavy snow was reported beginning in
northern Sheridan County in Rushville pushing southwest into Hyannis and then Lincoln County
including North Platte. Some areas, including North Platte, saw brief heavy snow, graupel, and strong
winds, creating very low visibility and accumulations up to 1/2 - 3/4th of an inch of snow in periods less
than 30 minutes. These snow squalls exhibited a structure similar to summer time storms including a
long life span and intense cores.

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Jason Ahsenmacher

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