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Posts Tagged ‘high winds’

Life threatening winter weather – Wind chill, frostbite and hypothermia

Thursday, October 20th, 2022 4:00am MDT

Winter weather can not only be trying on the mind and soul, it also presents very real dangers to the human body.  Extreme wind chills can be deadly and bring on the outset of frostbite and hypothermia.  Here in Colorado, all residents should be aware of these hazards and be prepared to deal with them. […]

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High winds a major threat in Colorado during the winter

Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 4:55am MDT

As we often experience, high winds in Colorado can cause conditions to deteriorate rapidly.  They present a very real danger to life and property, especially when coupled with other winter conditions like snow. Why does it seem like we get so much wind in the winter?  What causes this?  How can you prepare and protect […]

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Microburst winds cause damage in Thornton

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 1:14pm MDT

The evening of June 5 had been relatively calm after a record-tying high temperature. Some high-based thunderstorms then began to move through and created gusty winds.  For some residents, those winds turned damaging. What appears to have been a microburst (or multiple microbursts), brought fences, broke tree branches and for one Thornton family, toppled a […]

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National Weather Service releases summary of New Year’s Eve windstorm

Monday, January 2nd, 2012 5:19am MDT

Northeastern Colorado closed out 2011 with pummeling high winds on New Year’s Eve.  Wind gusts of tropical and hurricane storm strength slammed into the region causing damage and claiming one life. In the Denver metro area gusts approaching 50mph were common while areas in the foothills and mountains to the west and on the plains […]

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Hurricane-force winds hit Colorado’s high country, foothills

Sunday, November 13th, 2011 3:56pm MDT

Fed by a strong jet streak roaring above the Colorado Rocky Mountains, a mountain wave setup over the western half of the state yesterday.  Strong winds were the result and were combined with heavy snow in the central and northern mountains. The incredibly strong winds that would be the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane […]

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Video captures stage collapse in powerful winds at Indiana State Fair

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 4:11pm MDT

Winds alone are not normally associated with the loss of life but a sad reminder of the dangers was seen at the Indianapolis State Fair on Saturday.  Powerful thunderstorm winds downed a stage killing five people and injuring dozens while officials appeared to ignore warnings of the impending danger. The Natural Disasters Examiner wrote in […]

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Wind may have contributed to deadly Adams County plane crash

Thursday, June 30th, 2011 2:24pm MDT

Yesterday’s thunderstorms brought powerful winds and lightning to the Colorado Front Range and may have been part of the reason for a plane crash in Adams County.  The small plane crashed in a field near Thornton killing its pilot. The single-engine Cessna 182, owned by Jewel Aviation of Marshfield, Wisconsin, went down in a field […]

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Batten down the hatches – here comes the wind again

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 12:50pm MDT

The relative calm of recent days is about to be replaced with high winds not unlike what we saw last week.   Winds will increase tonight and continue through Wednesday east of the Continental Divide.  Areas west of I-25 to the Divide and in the north and central mountain areas will be under a High Wind […]

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Winter weather preparedness articles added to Weather Education

Sunday, November 9th, 2008 7:49am MDT

We recently published a series of articles from the National Weather Service as part of Colorado’s Winter Weather Preparedness Week.  We have now made those stories easier to find by adding them to the Weather Education menu on the left of every page.  This series of articles is a ‘must read’ for anyone living or […]

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November 9th – 15th – This week in Denver weather history

Sunday, November 9th, 2008 6:08am MDT

Plenty of snow and wind dominate a look back at the Denver weather calendar for this week in weather history – November 9th to the 15th.  PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER CO 645 PM MST SAT NOV 08 2008 …THIS WEEK IN METRO DENVER WEATHER HISTORY… 8-9   IN 1897…WEST WINDS WERE SUSTAINED TO […]

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