The National Weather Service has issued a “high wind warning” that will start at 4PM on Wednesday in parts of Colorado and continue through noon on Thursday.
During this time, winds are expected to hit a top speed of 60 miles per hour. According to the National Weather Service, sustained wind speeds of 40 miles per hour or gusts of 58 miles per hour are able to cause property damage. Be on the lookout for falling trees. High profile vehicles should travel with caution.
The official warning includes El Paso, Pueblo, Otero, Crowley, Bent, Prowers, and Kiowa counties, stretching from Colorado Springs to Pueblo to La Junta to Lamar.
Note that this warning comes amid fire danger in parts of the state with low humidity. High winds allow fire to spread quickly. Burn with caution and be aware of current fire restrictions at the local level before sparking up.
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