Bomb cyclone wind gust blows away previous record at Colorado Springs Airport

Wind damage from the March 13, 2019 blizzard in Colorado Springs. FOX21 News file photo

A 96-mph wind gust during last week’s blizzard blew away the previous wind gust record at the Colorado Springs Airport, the National Weather Service confirmed Friday. 

The 96-mph gust was measured at 1:04 p.m. March 13, as a historic bomb cyclone blizzard was hitting the city. 

The previous wind gust record at KCOS was 78 mph, set in 1999 and again in 2017.

Wind gust records for the Colorado Springs Airport date back to 1973, according to the weather service. 

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