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Mostly sunny skies and cooler temperatures this weekend

Mostly sunny skies and cooler temperatures are in the forecast for this weekend. Expect dry weather and temperatures rebounding by early next week. Read More >

Overview

A strong cold front moved through eastern Utah and western Colorado on Sunday through Monday, March 5th-6th, bringing very strong winds to the region. Wind advisories had been issued nearly 48 hours in advance of these strong winds reaching the highly populated areas of eastern Utah and western Colorado. The San Juan Mountains in Colorado got hit the hardest, with some locations reaching 100 mph winds! Many valleys recorded wind gusts to 60 mph, which caused some damage to lighter structures such as greenhouses and barns. Check out recorded wind gusts below, and some photos shared with us from this storm.

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Damage to a barn 5 miles south of Collbran, CO. 
Photo courtesy Teresa Woodrum Fletcher
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Damage to a greenhouse 5 miles south of Collbran, CO. Photo courtesy Teresa Woodrum Fletcher. Radar image at around 3am on Monday morning as the strongest winds reached western Colorado. The lines indicate thickness, which show the change in pressure from east to west. Tree down in Carbondale after the early morning strong wind gusts. Photo courtesy Nathan Baier.
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