National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Wet Pattern Out West; Wintry Weather in Central U.S. headed into the Northeast

A series of weather warm weather systems will produce rain, heavy at times, which when combined with high snow levels, could lead to flooding and flash floods across northern California and the Pacific Northwest. A slow moving system will spread wintry conditions towards the Appalachians and Northeast, with areas of heavy rain into the Mid-Atlantic. 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.

Image
Damage to a barn 5 miles south of Collbran, CO. 
Photo courtesy Teresa Woodrum Fletcher
Image Image Image
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.
nws logo Media use of NWS Web News Stories is encouraged!
Please acknowledge the NWS as the source of any news information accessed from this site.
nws logo