Jan. 16, 2014: Intense Winds Gust 55-70 mph In Most Areas

Intense winds occurred across the area Thursday, January 16th. Highest sustained winds ranged from 35 to 45 mph, with maximum gusts of 50 to almost hurricane-force. These winds occurred in the wake of a cold front and strong low pressure over Lake Superior. The graphic and table below show the peak gusts. Official measurements are from airports and are larger and indicated in yellow. Unofficial observations were gathered from "meso-network" or "mesonet" sites owned by private individuals and companies (smaller, orange speeds). We are grateful for these supplemental observations, but keep in mind that the equipment may not necessarily meet NWS or FAA standards for height or siting.




Official Observations from Area Airports


Peak Sustained Wind (MPH)

Peak Wind gust (MPH)

 Aurora, NE 43 at 1:55 PM 56 at 1:55 PM
 Grand Island, NE 53 at 1:00 PM 64 at 1:15 PM
 Hastings, NE 48 at 1:30 PM 62 at 1:29 PM
 Hebron, NE 36 at 12:55 PM 51 at 1:35 PM
 Holdrege, NE 39 at 12:35 PM 53 at 1:15 PM
 Kearney, NE 41 at 12:35 PM 61 at 1:55 PM
 Lexington, NE 48 at 1:15 PM 59 at 1:15 PM
 Ord, NE 48 at 2:16 PM 63 at 1:39 AM
 York, NE 47 at 3:55 PM 58 at 2:55 PM
Phillipsburg, KS 40 at 1:50 PM 52 at 2:10 PM
Beloit, KS 39 at 1:30 PM 49 at 1:30 pm
Stockton, KS 37 at 1:45 PM 51 at 1:30 pm


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

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