Nov. 17, 2013: Strong Northwest Winds Gust 40-55 MPH Across The Area

On Sunday, November 17th, a deep low pressure system exited the Central Plains, further strengthening as it advanced into the Great Lakes. The surface weather map, at 9 am CST, showed this low over eastern Iowa. It was in the warm air, ahead of this low, that a significant severe weather outbreak occurred. Click here to view the storm reports. On the cold side of this low, windy conditions developed here on the Central Plains. The strongest winds occurred between 9 am and 2 pm, with the gusts 50 mph or greater occurring primarily south of highway 6, in southern Nebraska. The table below lists the peak wind gusts.





Logan, KS 55
Smith Center, KS Airport 53
Beloit KS Jr-Sr High School 53
Ohiowa 53
Kearney 6 SSE 53
Osborne KS Elementary 52
Phillipsburg KS Elementary 51
Glenvil 51
Wood River 51
Holdrege Airport 51
Cozad 49
Stockton KS Airport 49
Lexington Airport 48
Arapahoe 47
Red Cloud 47
Kearney 7 N 47
Natoma KS Elementary 46
Gothenburg 6 NNE 46
Kearney 46
Davenport 45
Hastings Airport 45
Hebron Airport 45
Kearney Airport 45
Kirwin KS 45
Ord Airport 43
York Airport 41
Aurora Airport 41
Superior 41
Juniata 41
Grand Island CNRAirport 40
Heartwell 40

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

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