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Old 12-30-2008, 07:33 AM
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Wow! This chinook is one of the worst that I can remember. Our house shook all night, there's Christmas lights everywhere outside, and all the neighborhood trash cans were somewhere down the street. Not a good day for the garbage men....

How was it up in the foothills? On the Southside?
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:58 AM
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Pretty strong up here too. I swear I felt the house move more than once. Groaned all night, but no damage.
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:58 AM
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We've had gusts to near 80 mph in Monument so the weather service says. My house sits down in the trees and is protected a bit by small hills, and it's still howling, so I imagine it is gale force out on the interstate.
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:02 AM
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watch out there's an aluminum step ladder in the right lane on C-470 near Bandemiere.
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:05 AM
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There was nothing down in town last night (Arapahoe and I-25)...a couple nights ago it was pretty windy though.
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:46 AM
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I woke up to find this today:





The neighbors back there are renovating and are hardly there. Haven't seen them in two months. I'll probably put up a temp fence and deal with it in spring.
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:02 AM
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We heard the winds all night and I am trying to work out side currently , lots of stuff flying around, mostly dirt(bigger than dust). Our house is sturdy and 1/2(downstairs) is banked into the hill and a good amount of big ponderosa's sheltering the house. no movement or groans, this house is sturdy. My open air shop is a bit windy though. According to the weather service, the winds should lay down before 11 am.
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:17 AM
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Yeah, Louisville is still getting pounded. No damage here other than the usual - I have two gutter extensions in the backyard that are removeable by design, so I can mow. I see that one is under the swings, I'm sure the other will turn up. And my barbque cover got ripped off.

I don't remember winds this strong for this long - its getting a bit old.
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Long night! That was some of the nasties winds we have had here in a while! Luckily no leaves on the trees so minimal damage from toppeled trees and large branches. 1 very large Cottonwood was uprooted in the Boulder property but the only damage was a unlicensed utility trailer with an ATV in it! Thats kinda a gift of natural justice as I have been on that guy to license it and also move it to his yard vrs parking it where he has. Guess he'll get it moved now! Here in L'ville damage seems to be minimum although we lost a section of fence between the front yard and the side yard and some flashing from the upper west roof. Noisy sleeping fer sho!
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We lost the corner of the roof at work. The tower is still standing though.
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