Having just flown back over the Front Range for the holidays I have a new appreciation for the winds you encounter when flying over the mountains.

Yesterday, I experienced my first flight from Denver to Grand Junction, and had it been delayed one more day, I could have been trying to fly back this morning during an incredible wind event.

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Extreme Winds Reported on Colorado's Front Range Thursday Morning

Year after year, there are 5 to 10 places in the state that see some of the highest wind speeds year after year. This area between Boulder and Golden is usually a part of the top ten every year for the strongest winds.

Colorado Winter Winds Reach 110 MPH Between Boulder and Golden

The National Weather Service in Boulder has reported two incredible readings today, that both happened between 9 am and noon today. These incredibly strong blasts of wind happened at the intersection of Highway 72 and 93 between Boulder and Golden. Winds at this location reached 105 mph at about 9:51 am, then reached a speed of 110 mph about 11:30 am today.

Winter Storm Warning Issued for Grand Junction

The National Weather Service has also issued more advisories for the Western Slope today including a Winter Storm Warning for the Grand Valley. This warning remains in effect until at least 11 pm tonight.

Scroll through the gallery below for a closer look at this morning's unique weather event on the Front Range and to see more info on tonight's Winter Weather Advisory in Grand Junction.

Colorado Winter Winds Push 2021 Out the Door

Wind speeds on the Front Range topped 100 MPH on TWO different occasions today. We take a closer look at that event and then zoom in on Grand Junction's Winter Weather Advisory in effect for tonight.

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