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High Wind Warning Wednesday with gusts 60-100 mph: Forecast for Pinpoint Weather Alert Day

Weather Forecast

DENVER (KDVR) — The Pinpoint Weather team is forecasting 60-100 mph wind gusts in the mountains, Foothills, and parts of the Front Range on Wednesday. High Wind Warnings are in effect 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

We have also issued a Pinpoint Weather Alert Day for Wednesday.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Denver & I-25: 50-80 mph gusts between 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Foothills: 60-100 mph gusts between 6 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Mountains: 60-100 mph gusts between 5 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Eastern Plains: 40-70 mph gusts between 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Forecast wind gusts at 11am.

Here are the possible implications:

  • Power outages
  • Downed trees and limbs
  • Trash cans blowing around
  • Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
  • Strong wind shear at Denver International Airport

The record peak wind gust in Colorado is 148 mph on Monarch Pass on Feb. 18, 2016.

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The Front Range might also see a brief rain/snow shower and blowing dust. Wildfire danger will also be high today.

The mountains can expect 4-8 inches of snowfall. Snow squall warnings are possible.

The San Juan Mountains can expect 6-12 inches of snowfall.

Total snow by 5pm Friday.

The wind will relax on Wednesday evening. You can expect lighter wind and dry conditions on Thursday.

A small, fast moving storm system will deliver 1-4 inches of mountain snow between Thursday night and Friday in the Central and Northern Mountains.

Total snow by 5pm Friday.

It will be dry Saturday-Sunday with highs in the 40s in Denver.

Highs will be in the 50s for the first part of next week.

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