Strong Winds - Day Two


     Another day of strong winds blew across central and south central Nebraska and north central Kansas on March 24th...only from a west to northwest direction this time.  The same area of low pressure that brought wind on March 23rd....lifted out of eastern South Dakota Tuesday afternoon and pressure rises of 1 to 3 millibars per hour filled in behind the low...setting up a strong pressure gradient that generated the winds.  While not as strong as on March 23rd...gusts of 40 to 50 miles an hour were fairly common across our region. 

     You should be able to wear your hat Wednesday...but leave your kite at a benign west wind of 5 to 15 miles an hour is forecast for most areas. 


Location Peak Gust Time (CDT)
Shelton I-80 (NDOR) 53 mph 245 PM
Ord Evelyn Sharp Field (ASOS) 52 mph 343 PM
Lexington Jim Kelly Field (AWOS) 49 mph 510 PM
Grand Island Regional Airport (ASOS) 48 mph 403 PM
Holdrege Brewster Field (AWOS) 48 mph 430 PM
Arapahoe U.S. 283 @ Milepost 19.54 (NDOR) 48 mph 354 PM
Hastings Airport (ASOS) 45 mph 338 PM
York Airport (AWOS) 45 mph 430 PM
Aurora Airport (AWOS) 43 mph 330 PM
Elm Creek I-80 Interchange (NDOR) 43 mph 457 PM
Grand Island S. Channel of the Platte I-80 (NDOR) 43 mph 231 PM
Clay Center Highway 14 & 74 Intersection (NDOR) 42 mph 357 PM
Kearney Regional Airport (AWOS) 41 mph 435 PM
Rainwater Basin (8 mi Southwest of Harvard) 41 mph 356 PM
York I-80 Interchange (NDOR) 40 mph 459 PM
Campbell Highway 4 @Milepost 49.7 (NDOR) 40 mph 113 PM
Phillipsburg Airport (AWOS) 38 mph 459 PM
Hebron Airport (AWOS) 37 mph 310 PM
Miller Highway 83 & Highway 40 Intersection (NDOR) 35 mph 15 PM

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