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Dry Weather Continues with Temperatures Moderating This Week. Plus, the November and Fall Climate Summaries!

Dry weather will continue through next week with temperatures returning to above average levels. Plus, the launch date for the GOES-S satellite has been scheduled for March 1, 2018. And check out our November and Fall climate summaries! 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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