Peak Wind Speeds May 22nd

A strong pressure gradient across the Central Plains Saturday (May 22nd) left many locations with a day of intense south winds.  Sustained winds averaged 30 mph at many locations by late morning, and the winds remained strong and gusty through the afternoon, before subsiding during the evening.   

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

Location

Peak Wind - mph

Kearney Regional Airport 50
Grand Island - Central Nebraska Regional Airport 48
Holdrege Brewster Field 46
York Municipal Airport
45
Ord Evelyn Sharp Field
45
Hastings Municipal Airport
44
 Lexington Jim Kelly Field
44
Aurora Municipal Airport 42
Hebron Municipal Airport
42


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