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Active Weather for the Rockies; Southern Plains Storm Taking Shape

Snow showers, squalls and strong winds will affect portions of the Cascades and Rockies through Wednesday. Meanwhile, a developing storm across the Southern Plains will track toward the Great Lakes into Thursday as severe thunderstorms, flash flooding and strong winds are forecast for the Mid-Lower Mississippi Valley. Heavy snow is possible for the Upper Midwest and wintry mix for the Northeast. 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. Damage to a barn 5 miles south of Collbran, CO. Photo courtesy Teresa Woodrum Fletcher. Tree down in Carbondale after the early morning strong wind gusts. Photo courtesy Nathan Baier.
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