Wind Whips Across Southern Colorado

By: Rosie Barresi Email
By: Rosie Barresi Email

It was a gorgeous day on Sunday, for the most part. The sun was shining, the air was nice and warm and the wind was howling like mad.

For most of the day on Sunday, hats were flying off heads, dirt was pelting people in the face and garbage was getting tossed up into the wind.

Sounds rough, but that didn't stop most Colorado Springs residents from going outside and enjoying themselves.

The wind began to pick up during the early afternoon hours. Colorado Springs resident David Town decided to throw some hoops at a park near his home and he said at times his basketball seemed to have a mind of its own. "The ball just takes off like a golf ball, flying through the air", said Town.

Local fire fighters also had to deal with their fair share of grass fire outbreaks. They say Sunday was a good opportunity for them to warn people and remind them to be fire conscious. Colorado Springs worked on two grass fires that scorched about two acres. One of those fires came dangerously close to one home.

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  • by Rod Location: C/S on Apr 20, 2008 at 08:06 AM
    The wind here can and does ruin any pretty day. I guess that's the price we pay for living on the high plains.
  • by Joan Location: Colorado Springs on Apr 7, 2008 at 12:41 PM
    Do you have a weather archives for windy days. I believe it was April 8, 1980 or 81 where the winds were clocked at 100 mph on Garden of the Gods Rd. I lived in an apt on Forest Hill, just to the southwest of G of G and Centennial. We lost windows, roofs and our 10ft wide, 6ft high fence was carried a half block down the street about 20 feet in the air. Never seen anything like it.
  • by Bill Location: Fairfax on Feb 24, 2008 at 06:05 PM
    It was overcast and extremely windy in Briargate. I doubt the temps reached 50.
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