January 7th Wind Event

Hurricane force winds pounded the northern Front Range today.  Toppled power lines are likely the cause of several fires that ripped across the landscape west of Boulder.  This just goes to show that we can have fire anytime of year in Colorado.  Any windy, dry, and warm day can result in the potential for wildfires.  Below are the peaks gusts courtesy of the National Weather Service Office in Denver:

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER CO  
538 PM MST WED JAN 07 2009  
   
.TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON
 
   
.DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.
 
 
            ..REMARKS..  
 
0238 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 3 W SHERIDAN            39.64N 105.08W  
01/07/2009  M77.00 MPH       JEFFERSON          CO   MESONET           
 
0231 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 2 ENE BERGEN PARK       39.71N 105.32W  
01/07/2009  M81.00 MPH       JEFFERSON          CO   MESONET           
 
0201 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 3 S EVERGREEN           39.59N 105.34W  
01/07/2009  M92.00 MPH       JEFFERSON          CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0125 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST ROCKY FLATS             39.89N 105.20W  
01/07/2009  M81.00 MPH       JEFFERSON          CO   MESONET           
 
1244 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST WHEAT RIDGE             39.77N 105.10W  
01/07/2009  M49.00 MPH       JEFFERSON          CO   CO-OP OBSERVER    
 
1205 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 3 S EVERGREEN           39.59N 105.34W  
01/07/2009  M88.00 MPH       JEFFERSON          CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
1202 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 7 WNW BERTHOUD          40.35N 105.21W  
01/07/2009  M85.00 MPH       LARIMER            CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
            AT CARTER LAKE  
 
0949 AM     NON-TSTM WND GST 4 S FORT COLLINS        40.50N 105.07W  
01/07/2009  E75.00 MPH       LARIMER            CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
            ROOF DAMAGE  
 
0936 AM     NON-TSTM WND GST CROOK                   40.86N 102.80W  
01/07/2009  M56.00 MPH       LOGAN              CO   CO-OP OBSERVER    
 
0902 AM     NON-TSTM WND GST GENESEE                 39.69N 105.27W  
01/07/2009  M75.00 MPH       JEFFERSON          CO   MESONET           
 
            GENESSE EXIT I-70.  
 
0825 AM     NON-TSTM WND GST 4 NW FORT COLLINS       40.60N 105.12W  
01/07/2009  M64.00 MPH       LARIMER            CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0816 AM     NON-TSTM WND GST 7 WNW BERTHOUD          40.35N 105.21W  
01/07/2009  M75.00 MPH       LARIMER            CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
            AT CARTER LAKE.  
 
0806 AM     NON-TSTM WND GST 6 NW BOULDER            40.09N 105.33W  
01/07/2009  M87.00 MPH       BOULDER            CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0755 AM     NON-TSTM WND GST 4 NE NEDERLAND          40.00N 105.45W  
01/07/2009  M79.00 MPH       BOULDER            CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0751 AM     NON-TSTM WND GST 6 NW BOULDER            40.09N 105.33W  
01/07/2009  M77.00 MPH       BOULDER            CO   MESONET           
 
0704 AM     NON-TSTM WND GST EVERGREEN               39.63N 105.34W  
01/07/2009  M85.00 MPH       JEFFERSON          CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0530 AM     HEAVY SNOW       COPPER MOUNTAIN         39.49N 106.15W  
01/07/2009  M10.0 INCH       SUMMIT             CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
            COPPER MOUNTAIN SKI AREA.  
 
0500 AM     HIGH SUST WINDS  BERTHOUD PASS           39.80N 105.78W  
01/07/2009  M89.00 MPH       CLEAR CREEK        CO   MESONET           
 
0400 AM     NON-TSTM WND GST 3 S MT AUDUBON          40.06N 105.62W  
01/07/2009  M107 MPH         BOULDER            CO   MESONET           
 
            ELEVATION 12,2640 FEET  
 
0332 AM     NON-TSTM WND GST BERTHOUD PASS           39.80N 105.78W  
01/07/2009  M101 MPH         CLEAR CREEK        CO   MESONET           
 
0235 AM     NON-TSTM WND GST 3 SW CONIFER            39.49N 105.34W  
01/07/2009  M57.00 MPH       JEFFERSON          CO   TRAINED SPOTTER   
 
0227 AM     NON-TSTM WND GST 6 NW BOULDER            40.09N 105.33W  
01/07/2009  M72.00 MPH       BOULDER            CO   MESONET           
  

Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe

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