Jan. 20, 2014: High Winds For the Fourth Time in Eight Days!

Strong winds occurred again over parts of south central Nebraska on Monday, January 20th. This event was different in that the highest wind gusts were mostly from the Tri-Cities north and east. This was the fourth day of impressive wind in the past eight days! 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.





Peak Wind Gusts  
Grand Island Airport 65
Ohiowa 62
Wood River 61
Ord Airport 59
Norman 57
Glenvil 6 S 56
St. Paul 56
Kearney 9 NNW 54
Aurora Airport 54
St. Libory 53
Hastings Airport 53
Lexington 9 NNE 53
Shelby 51
Elba 50
Hastings NWS Office 50


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

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