National Weather Service: Prepare for strong winds, blowing dust in Greeley, central Weld County
May 25, 2017
The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a significant weather advisory for central Weld County, which is in effect until 7:15 p.m. Thursday.
At 6:25 p.m., Doppler radar was tracking a line of strong winds produced by showers and thunderstorms over northwest Weld County.
The leading edge of these winds extended from 9 miles northwest of Briggsdale to 3 miles west of Platteville. This line of strong outflow winds was moving southeast at 40 mph., according to the weather service
Wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible.
Law enforcement has received a number of reports of considerable blowing dust produced by these winds.
Locations impacted include eastern Greeley, Evans, Platteville, Hudson, LaSalle, Kersey, Keenesburg, Gilcrest, Galeton, Gill, Barnesville, Riverside Reservoir, Milton Reservoir, Briggsdale and Roggen.
Forecasters urged residents to prepare for sudden gusty winds. Resident should secure loose objects and move to a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle. Blowing dust my also reduce visibility briefly to near zero, the weather service stated. Motorists should prepare to slow down if they approaching this blowing dust.