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Old 12-31-11, 06:05 PM   #1
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120+ mph winds in Colorado - not a day for bicycling

Summit County - 120+ mph. Ski lifts shut down.

In the front range - 100 mph

My car almost got blown off the road and my windshield got damaged from blowing gravel.

NOT a good day for bicycling.
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Old 12-31-11, 06:10 PM   #2
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Not a good day for anything....
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We were headed to the mountains to hike, but turned around. A man near Boulder was impaled and killed by a tree limb coming through his car windshield.
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That doesn't sound like an ordinary winter windstorm - is that typical for you guys? Take care...
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Be sure to do your Trans Am before that tree limb / SUV / etc with your name on it gets you.

"According to his wife, James Baker-Jarvis was working on a book related to his work and also planned on biking across America at some point".

http://www.dailycamera.com/weather/ci_19651201
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At least you guys in the Colorado state area are okay. Stay safe.

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A good day to stay indoors.

It looks like the winds will be a lot less when they hit here. They're predicting 20-40 mph winds with gusts up to 50 mph tomorrow.
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"Biking, hiking... He just loved anything outdoors,” Karen Baker-Jarvis said."

Winds of 100 mph are not unheard of coming down off the Flatirons into the Boulder area. Many years ago, it was common for house trailers/mobile homes to be turned over, until they passed tie-down ordinances.

But, 120+ is, I think, very rare.
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Get that wind on your tail and you could break all sorts of personal bests!!
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Summit County - 120+ mph. Ski lifts shut down.

In the front range - 100 mph

My car almost got blown off the road and my windshield got damaged from blowing gravel.

NOT a good day for bicycling.
That really blows.
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Old 01-01-12, 11:40 AM   #11
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Didnt hear a thing about this on the network news. I guess if it doesnt happen in NY it isnt news!!!!!!
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Gee, High winds where we left and -42F where we went! Can't win!
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Denver those winds would be called a Category 3 hurricane coming off of the Gulf, here. Some serious wind damage will occur with that straight line speed. Those are downslope winds?

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Denver those winds would be called a Category 3 hurricane coming off of the Gulf, here. Some serious wind damage will occur with that straight line speed. Those are downslope winds?

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Chinook downslope winds - reverse Santa Anas - although the highest winds were in Summit County - not a downslope at all. Mostly a really vicious jet stream, I guess.
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A man near Boulder was impaled and killed by a tree limb coming through his car windshield.
We have paddled (canoe) with Baker/Jarvis's, really sad to hear about this freak accident
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Denver those winds would be called aCategory 3 hurricane coming off of the Gulf, here. Some serious wind damage will occur with that straight line speed. Those are downslope winds?

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Glad you are OK. I won't complain about our 25MPH winds anymore.
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Old 01-03-12, 05:25 AM   #18
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I can't imagine winds like that. Be safe.

Maybe it will blow some of the goatheads away.
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