Hurricane-strength winds batter Berthoud Pass

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BERTHOUD PASS, Colo. — Hurricane-force wind gusts ranging from 67 mph to 104 mph battered Berthoud Pass on Thursday night into Friday morning.

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The Berthoud Pass METAR weather observation hourly report shows the wind speeds and gusts.

At 6 a.m., the sustained wind speed was 78 mph and the gusts were 97 mph. To be officially classified as a hurricane, there must be sustained wind speeds of 74 mph or greater.

The top wind gust of 104 mph was clocked at 7 a.m.

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