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Old 04-03-2017, 05:58 PM
 
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FWIW, just like identical temperatures do not feel the same in different locales due to humidity differences, it's similar with wind speed. Because of Denver's altitude, the wind pressure is de-rated to some degree because of the thinner air, exact amount depending on wind speed.
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Old 04-03-2017, 06:13 PM
 
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FWIW, just like identical temperatures do not feel the same in different locales due to humidity differences, it's similar with wind speed. Because of Denver's altitude, the wind pressure is de-rated to some degree because of the thinner air, exact amount depending on wind speed.
Oh wow, I hadn't thought about that, but it makes total sense. Nice to know, especially since I just had to search my neighborhood for our trash can! Lol. Thanks!
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Old 04-03-2017, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Oh wow, I hadn't thought about that, but it makes total sense. Nice to know, especially since I just had to search my neighborhood for our trash can! Lol. Thanks!
In Vegas again today. That storm kind of reminded me of some that blow through Denver.
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Old 04-04-2017, 04:44 AM
 
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We're in the NW 'burbs; kind of opposite from Centennial (more S), but winds tend to be stronger near the foothills (unless we're talking tornadoes). My weather station has recorded a high gust of 63 MPH and a high sustained wind of 27.2 MPH over the last 4 years or so. Both of those readings were last Christmas (12/25/16).
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Old 04-04-2017, 09:50 AM
 
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In Vegas again today. That storm kind of reminded me of some that blow through Denver.
That's good for reference. In Vegas I'm in the far Northwest part of town which happens to be higher and therefore much windier than other parts of the city. Down on the strip isn't nearly as windy as it is up here (not sure if you were on/near the strip). Anyway, this is the kind of info I never thought to research when we moved here (and was surprised by), so I really appreciate everyone's input!!
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