Wednesday's windstorm knocked down power lines creating wildfires in Boulder County. It has also knocked down trees in Arvada and created dust storms in northern Westminster.
Near Fort Collins at South Taft Hill Road three electric poles were blown over near the Larimer County Landfill causing a small grass fire. The fire was quickly extinguished.
For locations east of Highway 93, west of the Denver area and east of Highway 36 north of Broomfield the wind will continue to die down through the night.
In foothills locations the wind will continue at 20 to 40 mph right through Thursday afternoon.
Some of Wednesday's Wind Gusts:
Audubon Mtn (near Ward) 107 mph
Berthoud, near Carter Lake 103 mph
Berthoud Pass 101 mph
Evergreen 88 mph
7 miles NNW of Berthoud 85 mph
Standley Lake 81 mph
Rocky Flats 81 mph
Nederland 79 mph
Fort Collins 75 mph
Genesee 75 mph
Kenosha Pass 62 mph
Broomfield 60 mph
Conifer 57 mph
Crook 56 mph
Golden 52 mph
Wheat Ridge 49 mph
Lakewood 45 mph
Denver 43 mph
Greeley 40 mph
9NEWS Meterologist Marty Coniglio reports that high wind events in the winter are not uncommon, though we have had a spate of them recently. Ashton Altieri and Marty have been checking weather records and found that on this date in 1969 a huge Front Range windstorm occurred.
Wind gusts in Boulder reached 140 mph during that storm which killed a man when he was blown from a fire truck. Several grass fires broke out and over 1 million dollars (1969 dollars) of damage was reported.
Winds even gusted up to 62 mph at Stapleton Airport in east Denver.
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