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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Boulder CO
Issued by National Weather Service Pueblo CO
600 AM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

...Widespread high winds visit Colorado during the winter...

Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Colorado continues through this
Saturday.

The two main causes of high winds in Colorado during the cold season
are the air pressure difference between strong low pressure and cold
high pressure systems, and chinook winds developing across the front
range and other eastern mountain ranges.

Dangers from high winds include flying debris, reduced visibility
due to dust, damaged or destroyed structures, downed power lines,
and overturned vehicles.

If high winds are forecast for your area, you should bring
lightweight objects indoors, tie them down outdoors, or move them
so they do not become dangerous missiles.

For more detailed information about high winds during the winter, go
to this webpage:

www.weather.gov/boulder

and, in the News Headlines, click on the preparedness week story,
then click on Wednesday`s entry.

Tom Magnuson
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service  Pueblo Colorado


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