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Weather in History (1/17/14)

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Posted at 6:36 AM, Jan 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-17 06:36:00-05

On this day in 1982, Boulder, CO experienced significant damage from Chinook winds. Chinooks appear on the Eastern side of the Rockies in winter, bringing along welcomed warm conditions -- and not so welcome damaging winds. This particular event left Boulder residents reeling from wind gusts that reached 137 mph, uprooting trees and damaging homes.