VERY STRONG WINDS BUFFET WESTERN AND  NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA
AFTER A COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE OVERNIGHT...PRESSURE GRADIENT  
DIFFERENCES DROVE STRONG GUSTY NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS ACROSS  
WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. VERY STRONG PRESSURE RISES  
WERE NOTED ON WEATHER MAPS SATURDAY MORNING...BEHIND THE DEPARTING  
COLD FRONT.  
 
SOME OF THE PEAK WIND GUSTS REPORTED THROUGH THROUGH 1030 AM  
CENTRAL STANDARD TIME...INCLUDED 55 MPH AT BROKEN BOW...54 MPH AT  
THE VALENTINE AIRPORT...49 MPH IN AINSWORTH...48 MPH AT CRESCENT  
LAKE AND THE VALENTINE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE...47 MPH IN NORTH  
PLATTE AND O'NEILL...AND 46 MILE AN HOUR GUSTS WERE RECORDED IN  
IMPERIAL AND BIG SPRINGS.  
 
VERY WINDY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON BEFORE  
WINDS BEGIN ABATING AFTER THE SUN SETS THIS EVENING. HIGH  
TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON WILL VARY FROM THE MIDDLE AND UPPER  
30S IN THE NORTH...THROUGH THE LOWER TO MID 40S IN THE SOUTH.  
TONIGHT YOU CAN EXPECT BREEZY NORTHWEST WINDS...DIMINISHING AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. HOWEVER WITH CLEAR SKIES THE MERCURY WILL DIP INTO THE  
LOWER AND MIDDLE TEENS FOR MOST LOCATIONS. SUNDAY WILL BRING MUCH  
LESS WIND AND SUNNY SKIES WITH MILDER TEMPERATURES IN THE 50S.  
 
BELOW IS A LISTING OF PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORTS RECEIVED BY  
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTH PLATTE - THROUGH 1030 AM CST:  
 
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..REMARKS..  
 
0232 AM NON-TSTM WND GST 4 E NORTH PLATTE 41.13N 100.70W  
11/26/2011 M47.00 MPH LINCOLN NE ASOS  
 
0403 AM NON-TSTM WND GST BROKEN BOW 41.41N 99.64W  
11/26/2011 M47.00 MPH CUSTER NE ASOS  
 
0535 AM NON-TSTM WND GST ONEILL 42.46N 98.65W  
11/26/2011 M39.00 MPH HOLT NE AWOS  
 
0617 AM NON-TSTM WND GST BROKEN BOW 41.41N 99.64W  
11/26/2011 M49.00 MPH CUSTER NE ASOS  
 
0630 AM NON-TSTM WND GST 8 WSW CALLAWAY 41.25N 100.06W  
11/26/2011 M45.00 MPH CUSTER NE CO-OP OBSERVER  
 
0649 AM NON-TSTM WND GST VALENTINE 42.87N 100.55W  
11/26/2011 M54.00 MPH CHERRY NE ASOS  
 
0714 AM NON-TSTM WND GST 21 SSW VALENTINE 42.59N 100.71W  
11/26/2011 M41.00 MPH CHERRY NE PARK/FOREST SRVC  
 
REPORT FROM VALENTINE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE.  
 
0715 AM NON-TSTM WND GST ONEILL 42.46N 98.65W  
11/26/2011 M41.00 MPH HOLT NE AWOS  
 
0735 AM NON-TSTM WND GST AINSWORTH 42.55N 99.86W  
11/26/2011 M46.00 MPH BROWN NE AWOS  
 
0822 AM NON-TSTM WND GST SPRINGVIEW 42.83N 99.75W  
11/26/2011 M39.00 MPH KEYA PAHA NE MESONET  
 
CITIZEN WEATHER OBSERVER REPORT.  
 
0835 AM NON-TSTM WND GST AINSWORTH 42.55N 99.86W  
11/26/2011 M49.00 MPH BROWN NE AWOS  
 
0937 AM NON-TSTM WND GST BROKEN BOW 41.41N 99.64W  
11/26/2011 M55.00 MPH CUSTER NE ASOS  
 
0951 AM HIGH SUST WINDS BROKEN BOW 41.41N 99.64W  
11/26/2011 M44.00 MPH CUSTER NE ASOS  
 
FASTEST 2 MINUTE WIND SPEED FOR SUSTAINED WINDS AT ASOS  
SITE IN BROKEN BOW.  
 
0952 AM NON-TSTM WND GST SPRINGVIEW 42.83N 99.75W  
11/26/2011 M40.00 MPH KEYA PAHA NE MESONET  
 
CITIZEN WEATHER OBSERVER REPORT.  
 
1014 AM NON-TSTM WND GST 21 SSW VALENTINE 42.59N 100.71W  
11/26/2011 M48.00 MPH CHERRY NE PARK/FOREST SRVC  
 
REPORT FROM VALENTINE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE.  

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