The Science Behind Wind Storms

Wind gusts between 80 and 100 miles per hour ripped through Colorado’s Front Range yesterday. By late afternoon, some sixty thousand people were without electricity. Winter Storm Bankston started in California, dumping snow in the Sierras and Utah. Much-need precipitation arrived in Colorado, but the wind wreaked havoc. For more on the science behind what fueled the storm, News Director Shannon Young spoke with Andrew Winters, Assistant Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder.


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