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Microburst winds cause damage in Thornton

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

High winds

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 40 year old tree.  Watch the video below for the story from CBS4.

The winds did appear confined to relatively small areas, hitting hard when they did.  At ThorntonWeather.com, we saw some gusty winds (39mph) but nothing that would cause the type of damage seen by others.

The National Weather Service did report a 54mph gust at Denver International Airport and a 66mph gust at Buckley Air National Guard Base.

Did you suffer damage?  If you have pics, we’d love to see them!


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