Gusty Day

@zebra2222 (5157)
United States
February 19, 2016 4:17pm CST
It's been a gusty day outside. Temperatures have been above 60 degrees which is very mild for February. However, wind gusts have been up to 50 miles per hour. Trash cans have been flying. Trees have been swaying. My hat sailed off of my head. I was able to retrieve it after a short run. Tomorrow the winds will die down some and it should be a wonderful day.
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
19 Feb 16
We had the gusty winds yesterday, it was awful. Over one of the passes near me the wind gusts were up to 148 mph, incredible. We also got some rain in the valleys and more snow in the higher elevations. Looking forward to the warmer weather. Yesterday we tied a record high of 62, not common for February, would have been enjoyable if not for the wind. We are looking at 50 degree weather for the weekend, should finish melting the rest of the snow at the house.
@zebra2222 (5157)
• United States
19 Feb 16
48 mph sounds gusty. 148 mph is an incredibly strong hurricane. Perhaps this is off just a little bit.
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
19 Feb 16
@zebra2222, it isn't official yet I guess, the national weather service still has to verify, but it's expected to hold up. Here is the news link we were having hurricane type winds here in CO yesterday. Here are some additional gusts that are official: Some of the highest gusts as of 5 p.m. include… 97 mph – 2 miles NW of Glen Haven (Larimer County) 97 mph – 7 miles S of Frisco (Summit County) 97 mph – 2 miles SSE of Loveland Pass (Summit County) 90 mph – 10 miles S of Westcliffe (Custer County) 87 mph – 5 miles ESE of Wetmore (Pueblo County) 86 mph – Mount Abrams (Ouray County) 84 mph – Monarch Pass (Chaffee County) 82 mph – 1 mile N of San Isabel (Custer County)
It's a sign of just how strong the winds blowing over Colorado have been as a powerful jet stream passed overhead.
@amadeo (65750)
• United States
19 Feb 16
A big warm up for us on the weekend.
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Feb 16
We rarely have strong winds here. I always feel so silly chasing my hat. I usually try to put my foot on it then pick it up.
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@Corbin5 (106169)
• United States
20 Feb 16
Same here in our Chicago suburb. I tried to grab as many of the neighbor's blown-into-the-street trash cans, but no matter where I put them, off into the street they were blown once again. I gave up.
@Blondie2222 (21780)
• United States
20 Feb 16
There's been high winds every where today it seems. Here it was 40 degrees today with no wind but still cold from all the snow we have gotten. Supposed to be 52 and windy tomorrow so that should be fun
@whiteream (3521)
• United States
20 Feb 16
That is nice for this time of year.
• United States
19 Feb 16
That is exactly the weather pattern here too except the winds are about 45 not 60 mph gustiness !