A strong south wind blasted the plains during the better part of the day Monday, May 24, 2010. The wind was a result of a strong pressure gradient between deep low pressure over western South Dakota (999.3 millibars)...and high pressure centered over northeast Arkansas (1016.3 millibars).
The table below provides a preliminary summary of wind gusts across our region.
|Ord Evelyn Sharp Field (ASOS)||52 mph|
|Grand Island Regional Airport (ASOS)||51 mph|
|Kearney Regional Airport (AWOS)||51 mph|
|Lexington Jim Kelly Field (AWOS)||50 mph|
|Holdrege Brewster Field (AWOS)||48 mph|
|Aurora Municipal Airport (AWOS)||48 mph|
|York Municipal Airport (AWOS)||48 mph|
|Hastings Airport (ASOS)||43 mph|
|Rainwater Basin (8 mi Southwest of Harvard) (RAWS)||42 mph|
|Smith Center Municipal Airport (AWOS)||41 mph|
|Hebron Airport (AWOS)||41 mph|