WeatherBug® Your Weather Just Got Better™

Change Units: °F  | °C

Weather News


High Winds, Winter Weather Delay Flights in Denver

February 23, 2012

By The Associated Press

DENVER - Strong gusts have delayed flights in Denver, downed power lines and trees, and fueled two wildland fires in Boulder County.

Xcel Energy Inc. says about 33,000 customers have lost power in the Denver area, and it could be at least Friday or the weekend until all service is restored.

For part of the day Wednesday, flights arriving at Denver International Airport could only approach from the west as winds gusted up to 40 mph. That delayed arrivals an average of 1 1/2 hours before the wind shifted, allowing the airport to use all runways for takeoffs and landings.

A gust of 88 mph was recorded near Boulder, where a tree fell on a parked car. Two Boulder County fires prompted warnings to residents.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


What do you think of this story?
Click here for comments or suggestions.

Recent Stories:

News submitted by WeatherBug users

Backyard Blog

News, observations and weather commentary

Photo Gallery

View images of recent storms and seasonal weather.

User Videos

WeatherBug community news and weather videos.

Weather Groups

Discuss severe weather and regional storm activity.

Featured Cameras

Live Camera from a random camera within the United States
View live images and time-lapse video animation from local WeatherBug weather cameras.

WeatherBug Featured Content

Green Living

Green Living

You too can help save our planet and put money back in your wallet. Learn how you can take the first steps to reduce your environmental impact, including driving green, easy ways you can conserve water, and energy saving tips. To learn more and discover the benefits of going green, visit WeatherBug’s green living section. More >

Sponsored Content