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107 MPH Gust Recorded On Colorado Eastern Plains, Almost Category 3 Hurricane Force Wind

LAMAR, Colo. (CBS4) - High winds are slamming Colorado on Wednesday. The National Weather Service office in Pueblo recorded a 107 mph wind gust in Lamar shortly before 9 a.m.

The gust occurred just a strong front was sweeping through southeast Colorado. Very gusty winds are expected to continue through the day in that part of the state and virtually everywhere in Colorado.

A High Wind Warning is in effect until 5 p.m.

High Wind Warning
(source: CBS)

Long-distance travel is dangerous and not recommended across widespread areas of the state Wednesday.

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