Jan. 11, 2012 - Strong Northwest Winds

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January 11, 2012

High Wind Event

Strong Northerly Winds Impacted All of South Central Nebraska and North Central Kansas All Day Long,
Sustained Speeds Commonly 30-40 MPH with Gusts 45-55 MPH

Event Summary:

A powerful cold front which moved across the region early Wednesday morning brought strong winds to south central Nebraska and north central Kansas.  The initial surge of winds arrived during the pre-dawn hours, but most locations didn't reach peak wind speeds until late morning or early afternoon. Wind speeds subsided across the region to some degree Wednesday evening, though they continued to gust in the 25 to 35 mph range. 

The table below highlights peak sustained winds and peak gusts recorded by automated sensors across the area.


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

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