Windy Across the Area October 2nd...

Strong winds were observed across all of central and south central Nebraska, as well as portions of north central Kansas during the day Friday, October 2nd.  Sustained northwesterly winds of 25-35 mph were accompanied by gusts to near 55 mph through some locations.  The strongest winds were reported during the late morning and early afternoon hours Friday, with diminishing winds then noted mid afternoon through early evening.  The table below depicts peak wind gusts as reported from area automated observation stations...

Observation Site

Peak Wind Gust

Central Nebraska Regional Airport-
Grand Island, NE 

55 mph at 11:02 am CDT

Hastings Municipal Airport-
Hastings, NE (ASOS)

54 mph at 10:35 am CDT

Evelyn Sharp Field Airport-
Ord, NE (ASOS)

52 mph at 10:08 am CDT

Phillipsburg Municipal Airport-
Phillipsburg, KS (AWOS)

52 mph at 12:09 pm CDT

Jim Kelly Field-
Lexington, NE (AWOS)

49 mph at 12:10 pm CDT

Hebron Municipal Airport-
Hebron, NE (AWOS)

48 mph at 11:50 am CDT

Kearny Regional Airport-
Kearney, NE (AWOS)

47 mph at 1:55 pm CDT

Brewster Field Airport-
Holdrege, NE (AWOS)

47 mph at 11:10 am CDT

York Municipal Airport-
York, NE (AWOS)

47 mph at 10:30 am CDT

Aurora Municipal Airport-
Aurora, NE (AWOS)

44 mph at 1:10 pm CDT

(ASOS = Automated Surface Observing System)
(AWOS = Automated Weather Observing System)

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