The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a High Wind Warning, which is in effect from midnight tonight to 3 PM MST Friday. The High Wind Watch is no longer in effect.
* TIMING…After some decrease in the winds today, strong winds will redevelop tonight. The strongest winds are expected to occur from just after midnight tonight through Friday morning. Winds should slowly subside Friday afternoon.
* WINDS…West winds 25 to 45 mph with gusts around 85 mph in wind prone areas.
* IMPACTS…Travel will be hazardous over high mountain passes and along the Peak To Peak Highway due to very strong and sudden crosswinds. Drivers of high profile vehicles should avoid traveling I-70 west of Denver and Highway 40 over Berthoud Pass. Power outages will also be possible from trees blowing onto power lines. Areas of blowing snow will reduce visibility as well.
A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.