"You find out the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down."
Adjust your sails for a change in direction
"When the wind rocks this ridge out of the north, snow amounts can be huge compared to other locations," says CBS Denver.
"A north wind is an upslope flow for the Palmer Divide, which helps to enhance precipitation."
“A god-awful strong wind came through this part of the country and it blew parts and pieces all over the place,” recalls Bill Simpson. “For years afterward, anytime someone had a flat tire where they picked up a nail or chunk of metal, they would turn the blame to those icehouses.”
The high winds came before, of course, to Monument on Jan. 4, 1916.