DENVER (CBS4) – High winds raked across the state Tuesday, forcing two ski areas, Loveland and Monarch, to close. In northern Colorado semi trucks were bowled over by the wind along Interstate 25.
Ask around and a lot of people will tell you they think it’s getting windier.
“It’s sort of a running joke in the weather and climate field is that everywhere you go, people think that it’s getting windier over time,” said Dr. Russ Schumacher, Colorado’s State Climatologist and associate professor of atmospheric science at CSU.
But, there’s no proof. Partly because there just isn’t enough data to show trends.
“Unfortunately wind is one of those variables that hasn’t been tracked consistently over the years as temperature and precipitation we have records…
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