All I can say is WOW. During my day off on Wednesday, I helped my Mom move into her new apartment in Fort Collins and what a day we picked to move. A day where one of the biggest windstorms ripped through Northern Colorado, we were driving a 20 foot U-Haul from Windsor to Fort Collins which turned out to be quite the adventure in itself and a serious white knuckle driving experience dodging tumbleweed.

In fact, the wind was so bad on Wednesday, my hair was still feeling the effects the next day.

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I've lived in West Texas and in Northern Nevada for many years so I'm not unfamiliar with big time windstorms but I'm not going to lie, yesterday just may have been the craziest one I've dealt with in my life.

 


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 Good news...I was able to track down my trash cans and bring them back to their rightful home. So while that was pretty crazy in our neighborhood, it was nothing compared to this scene down in Englewood yesterday where thankfully, nobody was injured or worse...

 

 

So yeah...the wind was absolutely bonkers yesterday. Check out some of the highest wind gusts around NoCo and all of Colorado for that matter.

Loveland: 79 mph, 11:01 a.m.

Nederland: 79 mph, 10:45 a.m.

Johnstown: 78 mph, 12:07 p.m.

Glen Haven: 73 mph, 11:09 a.m.

Lyons: 73 mph, 11:09 a.m.

Christman Air Field, Laporte/Fort Collins: 72.2 mph

Mead: 71 mph, 11:47 a.m.

Virginia Dale: 70 mph

Carr: 68 mph, 10:56 a.m.

Estes Park: 68 mph, 12:07 p.m.

Campion: 69 mph, 11:30 a.m.

Severance: 67 mph, 1:05 p.m.

Nunn: 67 mph, 2 p.m.

Longmont: 66 mph, 2 p.m.

Louisville: 63 mph, 11 a.m.

Mishawaka: 59 mph, 10:16 a.m.

Wellington: 57 mph, 11:47 a.m.

Colorado's top wind speeds

Lamar Airport: 107 mph

Manitou Springs: 101

Air Force Academy: 100

White Ranch Open Space: 95 mph

Rocky Flats: 94 mph

Colorado Springs: 93 mph

Louisville: 93 mph

Westcliffe: 90 mph

Boulder: 91 mph

Broomfield: 89 mph

Peconic (Eastern Plains on Interstate 70): 89 mph

Canon City: 89 mph

Colorado Springs: 88

Rocky Flats: 87 mph

Cheeseman Reservoir: 87 mph

Floyd Hill: 85 mph

Boulder: 85 mph

 

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