Wild wind gusts: Top speeds from Wednesday’s Colorado blizzard
DENVER -- Wind whipped through Colorado as a blizzard hit on Wednesday. Top speeds in some areas were as strong as a Category 1 hurricane (over 74 m.p.h.). At Peterson Air Force Base, winds reached 96 m.p.h., just enough to reach Category 2 hurricane strength. Winds near Interstate 70 in Limon were strong enough to blow down a highway sign.