“Without power the siren doesn’t work.”. What appeared to be a fairly typical Colorado afternoon of wind-producing storms Saturday morphed into possibly the most widespread wind-specific … A powerful storm system moving across Colorado produced windy conditions & widespread rain across northeast CO overnight. A few severe storms which developed across the far northeast plains produced strong & damaging winds across Washington & Logan Counties after midnight. A burst of exceptionally strong winds ripped through the Eastern Plains late on Monday night into early Tuesday morning, leading to significant damage in the town of Akron. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS. Estimated winds in excess of 100 mph followed a highly-localized band of storms that moved through the area in northeast Colorado. Colorado state climatologist Russ Schumacher captured the line of storms on a radar loop. The National Weather Service defines a microburst as a localized downdraft of air within a thunderstorm that might only be a few miles in diameter. Within those lines, a microburst may well have taken place, adding an extra jolt to the already strong winds that were howling along the line of storms. Reports to the National Weather Service included around four dozen power poles being knocked down, large trees downed and other damage synonymous with tornado activity. In Parma, a massive evergreen tree was uprooted, taking down powerlines with it. (Photo courtesy of Raymond Brekel), Debris from a barn that was damaged by a severe thunderstorm that hit June 8 (Photo courtesy of Raymond Brekel). One wind reading in Akron was reported at 102 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Gardner plans a return to Eastern Colorado this week with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, during which he intends to discuss farming and ranching concerns, along with forestry issues. A stark wind shift like that is a likely indicator that a microburst was responsible for the sudden acceleration in wind speed. Porter was prevously the general manager of newspapers based in Texas. A reading of 83 mph was reported near the Colorado Plains Regional Airport, the National Weather Service wrote in a tweet. A storm last week delivering strong wind and widespread rain resulted in damage to several areas in Eastern Colorado, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, said following a tour of damage. A microburst is a narrow push of wind within a storm, usually two miles or less in size, that can create hyper-local wind damage. GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. He also heard concerns related to radar tracking and the timeliness of information received by affected communities. Damage to the New Haven Elevator south of Fleming following a severe thunderstorm on June 8. By Jan Wesner Childs and Jonathan Belles June 07, 2020. Rescinds Order To Close 5 Douglas County Restaurants, Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray Doesn't Own A Car: 'I'm Just A Little Bit Different'. Wind damage in the Colorado Springs area (Photo: KRDO) The wind caused this bus to rollover on Highway 115 near South Academy Boulevard (Photo: KRDO) The wind tore apart this barn in Berthoud. As of Tuesday afternoon, no power outages were reported in Akron, according to outage tracking website PowerOutage.us. Quebec mosque shooter's 40-year sentence cut almost in half on appeal, Cyber Weekend Offers: Lottery ticket giveaway announced – deal ends Monday, Boxing: Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr’s pay days revealed for blockbuster fight. Australia consumer sentiment rebounds to pre-pandemic levels: Survey, Why Tiger Woods faces a tough 2020 comeback, 102 mph wind recorded in Akron overnight; significant damage reported, on 102 mph wind recorded in Akron overnight; significant damage reported. (Photo courtesy of Raymond Brekel), A sprinkler damaged by a severe thunderstorm June 8 in the Fleming area. Jared Polis to review future solutions toward sirens operated with power. When they’re focused over a populated area, microbursts can greatly enhance wind damage for a specific location. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. DENVER (CBS4) – A line of severe thunderstorms that formed in southeast Utah Saturday morning crossed the entire state of Colorado producing widespread wind damage along the … At Brush, Porter conceptually created the Brush Beet Express. At a Glance. The National Weather Service did not report a Haxtun wind reading, but nearby Holyoke was reported at 60 mph. 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