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Weather in History (1/23/14)

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Posted at 6:10 AM, Jan 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-23 06:10:00-05

On this day in 1988 one of the most severe windstorms in years slammed through Northeastern Colorado. A strong wind gust of 92 mph blew through Boulder, CO knocking down the anemometer. At the same time, in the mountains, a wind gust of 120 mph was recorded at Mines Peak. The winds were strong enough to blow down a partially constructed  viaduct that was east of Boulder, as nine un-anchored concrete girders were blown off their supports. Those concrete girders were said to have weighed forty-five tons each!