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100 MPH winds vs. Southern Colorado

Posted at 1:02 PM, Dec 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-17 07:35:11-05

SOUTHERN COLORADO — Colorado gets a lot of wind, but not often does it get wind like it got Wednesday. Southern Colorado experienced record gusts, with winds nearly at Category 3 hurricane levels.

The wind gusts topped out at 107 MPH in Lamar, but they didn't spare much of Southern Colorado.

Damage was widespread. Windows were crashed, cars were crushed, roofs were flattened, and all manner of property is going to need some kind of repair. 1 person, a La Junta city worker, was reported dead from the storm.

The News5 team, thanks to all of the viewers who sent in videos, has been able to put together a compilation of how the wind hit Southern Colorado.


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