Peak Wind Gusts - October 26th and 27th

A powerful low pressure system deepened across the upper Midwest on Tuesday, October 26th, and slowly lumbered into the northern Great Lakes on Wednesday, October 27th.  This resulted in a prolonged tight surface pressure gradient across the Central Plains, and led to a very windy couple of days as strong west to northwest winds buffeted the region.  Sustained winds between 30-40 mph were common at many locations on both days, with occasional gusts to over 50 MPH, especially on the 27th. 

The tables below shows the strongest wind gusts recorded at several automated airport weather stations in south central Nebraska and north central Kansas. 

October 27th Peak Gusts
Location Peak Wind - M.P.H
Lexington Jim Kelly Field
60
Hastings Municipal Airport 59
Smith Center KS Municipal Airport
56
Grand Island - Central Nebraska Regional Airport 55
Holdrege Brewster Field 52
Kearney Regional Airport 51
Phillipsburg KS Municipal Airport 51
Aurora Municipal Airport 48
Ord Evelyn Sharp Field 46
Hebron Municipal Airport  45
York Municipal Airport
 44

 

October 26th Peak Gusts
Location Peak Wind - M.P.H
Grand Island - Central Nebraska Regional Airport 54
Ord Evelyn Sharp Field 47
Aurora Municipal Airport 46
Kearney Regional Airport  46
Hastings Municipal Airport  45
Hebron Municipal Airport  45
York Municipal Airport
 45
 Holdrege Brewster Field  44
Lexington Jim Kelly Field
40

This page was composed by the staff at the National Weather Service in Hastings, Nebraska.



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