Get ready for more high winds in the Pikes Peak region

By: matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com
February 17, 2014 Updated: February 17, 2014 at 9:43 am
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photo - High gusts knocked down a rotten tree blocking the sidewalks on N Nevada Avenue between E San Miguel Street and E Uintah Street in Colorado Springs Saturday, February 15, 2014. According to The Weather Channel, winds in the Colorado Springs area gusted up to 51mph today. Photo by Mason Trinca, The Gazette
High gusts knocked down a rotten tree blocking the sidewalks on N Nevada Avenue between E San Miguel Street and E Uintah Street in Colorado Springs Saturday, February 15, 2014. According to The Weather Channel, winds in the Colorado Springs area gusted up to 51mph today. Photo by Mason Trinca, The Gazette 

After a weekend of powerful winds that toppled several trees and left homeowners in the Pikes Peak region planning for repairs, another round of dangerous winds are expected to blow again Monday night.

The National Weather Service issued a high-wind watch early Monday morning for Teller County and higher elevations. Weather spotters are also on high alert in the Colorado Springs as forecasters expect a calm day Monday followed by turbulence overnight that could bring gusts near 50 mph to the city. Gusts near that mark invaded Colorado Springs again early Monday morning with winds of 48 mph reported just before 2 a.m.

Teller County and areas above 7,500 feet could see sustained winds of up to 50 mph, the weather service said, with gusts pushing the 75 mph mark.

Residents in the region, including those in El Paso County, were blasted on Saturday with similar winds that tossed anything that wasn't tied down in an array of different directions.

The weather service is calling sunny skies with temperatures near 60 in Colorado Springs on Monday. Teller County could reach 50 before dipping into the low 30s overnight.

Winds are expected to die down again after 8 a.m. Tuesday as clear skies similar temperatrues remain in the area.

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