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Strong Winds Possible for Most of the Weekend

*HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9am SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY MORNING UNTIL ABOUT NOON MDT. This will affect the Denver Metro area, Jefferson County, the foothills, up & down the I-25 corridor, Denver International Airport and the eastern plains. Includes the areas in and around Morgan and Weld counties, including the cities of Fort Morgan, Brush, Briggsdale, Wiggins, Log Lane Village and Weldona. Winds will be out of the west at 40 to 55 mph with gusts up to 80 mph possible. Localized gusts up to 100 mph are possible in and immediately adjacent to the foothills, mainly along the I-25 corridor. Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines and create roof and fence damage. Scattered power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles, and areas of blowing dust can be expected east of I-25.

HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH 6pm LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON. Logan-Washington-Sedgwick & Phillips Counties. Including the cities of Holyoke, Sedgwick, Haxtun, Last Chance, Sterling, Merino, Akron, Amherst, Peetz, Cope, Julesburg, Otis, Crook, and Ovid. Northwest winds will blow between 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 75 mph possible.

HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 6pm FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH 6pm LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON. Yuma-Kit Carson-Cheyenne-Rawlins-Decatur-Norton-Sherman-Thomas-Sheridan-Graham-Wallace-Logan-Gove-Greeley-Wichita-Dundy-Hitchcock & Red Willow Counties, including, but not limited to the cities of Yuma, Wray, Benkelman, St. Francis, Cheyenne Wells, Bird City, Burlington, Goodland, Colby & McCook. South winds at 30 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph possible this evening through Saturday morning, shifting to the west Saturday afternoon. West to northwest winds at 30 to 50 mph with gusts up to 70 mph possible Saturday night into Sunday. This will affect the Entire Tri-State area, with Dangerous travel conditions likely over much, or all, of the weekend. High winds may also move loose debris, damage property and cause power outages. Damaging winds could blow down trees. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

Southerly winds will rapidly shift to the west as a cold front sweeps eastward across the area late Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon. Strong west to northwest winds will follow, in the wake of the front. The abrupt nature of the wind shift may catch motorists off guard. Widespread, significant reductions in visibility associated with blowing dust are possible during the frontal passage. A prolonged period of strong, perhaps damaging, west to northwest winds are possible Saturday evening into the day on Sunday.

Fire danger will also be high and rapid rates of fire spread will be possible across the plains due to the strength of winds. While some precipitation is possible, the level of fire danger Saturday into Sunday will depend on exactly where and how much falls.


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