Windy Start to the Week

 A windy end to the weekend led right into a windy start to the week across south central Nebraska and north central Kansas on Monday, January 25, 2010.  Automated airport equipment at Aurora, Hastings and Grand Island all reported wind gusts over 50 MPH prior to dawn Monday morning, and were later joined by 50+ MPH gusts at Ord and Lexington.  These winds were howling on the backside of a strong surface low pressure system centered in the Upper Great Lakes region. 



Peak Wind Gusts Monday, January 25th

(* indicates that this peak speed was also reached earlier in the day)

Location Peak Gust Time
Grand Island Airport 54 mph 6:41 AM
Aurora Aiport 54 mph 3:10 AM
Hastings Airport 52 mph 2:04 AM
Ord Airport 51 mph 9:27 AM*
Kearney Airport 48 mph 7:35 AM
York Airport 48 mph 8:50 AM
Lexington Airport 51 mph 1:30 PM
Holdrege Airport 45 mph 3:30 PM*
Smith Center KS Airport
49 mph 10:16 AM
Phillipsburg KS Airport 48 mph 10:49 AM

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