Peak Wind Reports for May 4, 2010

A cold front rapidly moved across the region Tuesday. Strong west-northwest winds developed behind the front and peaked in strength during the late afternoon hours. The highest reported wind gust in western and north central Nebraska was 55 mph at Coumbe Bluff, which is located just west of Oshkosh in rural Garden County.

Below are the peak wind reports across western and north central Nebraska.

   LOCATION       PEAK SUSTAINED WIND     PEAK GUST     TIME OF GUST  
 
AINSWORTH 28 MPH 38 MPH 630 PM CDT  
BIG SPRINGS 30 MPH 39 MPH 300 PM MDT  
BROKEN BOW 35 MPH 44 MPH 538 PM CDT  
CHAPPELL 37 MPH 43 MPH 500 PM MDT  
COUMBE BLUFF 41 MPH 55 MPH 440 PM MDT  
CRESCENT LAKE 20 MPH 31 MPH 258 PM MDT  
IMPERIAL 33 MPH 43 MPH 337 PM MDT  
NORTH PLATTE 37 MPH 47 MPH 502 PM CDT  
OGALLALA 33 MPH 43 MPH 450 PM MDT  
ONEILL 25 MPH 33 MPH 1230 PM CDT  
OSHKOSH 41 MPH 54 MPH 440 PM MDT  
THEDFORD 24 MPH 37 MPH 1011 AM CDT  
VALENTINE 39 MPH 53 MPH 600 PM CDT

Below is the weather map for Tuesday afternoon, showing the cold front that had passed through the area during the morning. The passage of the front and the strength of the low pressure system analyzed over the Northern Plains were both responsible for the strong winds observed in the area.

 

                     Page composition by Chauncy Schultz                         


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