Windy Tuesday


     A tight pressure gradient squeezed in between surface low pressure over the central high plains...and a high pressure ridge extending from Texas into Nova Scotia...left central and south central Nebraska and north central Kansas with a windy and warm day Tuesday...and Tuesday evening.

     The strong south wind lingered through the night and picked up steam early Wednesday morning...leaving areas east of the Highway 281 corridor with another wind advisory that will continue into the mid evening Wednesday. 

     The table below provides a listing of peak wind gusts for Tuesday May 19th.  


Location Peak Gust Time (CDT)
Elm Creek I-80 Interchange (NDOR) 44 mph 428 PM
Holdrege Brewster Field (AWOS) 44 mph 450 PM
Lexington Jim Kelly Field (AWOS) 43 mph 230 PM
Kearney Regional Airport (AWOS) 43 mph 635 PM
Osborne, Kansas (Ham Radio Operator) 42 mph 433 PM
Grand Island S. Channel of the Platte I-80 (NDOR) 42 mph 750 PM
Shelton I-80 (NDOR) 42 mph 445 PM
Arapahoe U.S. 283 @ Milepost 19.54 (NDOR) 42 mph 354 PM
Shelton I-80 (NDOR) 42 mph 445 PM
Ord Evelyn Sharp Field (ASOS) 41 mph 553 PM
Campbell Highway 4 @Milepost 49.7 (NDOR) 41 mph 728 PM
Grand Island Regional Airport (ASOS) 40 mph 453 PM
Rainwater Basin (4 mi Southwest of Harvard) 40 mph 456 PM

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