Peak Winds Friday (May 7)

A strong pressure gradient across the Central Plains Friday (May 7) left many locations with a day of strong northwest winds, especially across south central Nebraska. Sustained winds reached 35 mph at many locations by late morning, and kept rolling into the early afternoon. Winds didn't subside until early evening.   

The table below shows the strongest wind gusts recorded at selected automated weather stations in south central Nebraska.

 

 

Location Peak Wind - M.P.H
Ord Evelyn Sharp Field
52
York Municipal Airport
48
Hastings Municipal Airport
46
Grand Island - Central Nebraska Regional Airport
46
Aurora Municipal Airport 45
Lexington Jim Kelly Field
42
Holdrege Brewster Field
41
Hebron Municipal Airport
39
Kearney Regional Airport 39


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