Winds from a strong jet stream roaring over Colorado mixed down into the foothills west of Denver on Monday and brought a much anticipated warm up.
While most weather headlines in early January involve cold, wind or snow, this week features everything from a rare thunderstorm to record high air pressure.
Sometimes these winds can mix down to the Front Range mountain tops and produce gusts in excess of 70 mph.
The next time someone tells you Thanksgiving in Denver is frigid or unseasonably warm, remind them of a 90-degree swing in extremes.
The month of December is known for wind and snow. This year we have had the wind but, not the snow, Meteorologist Dave Aguilera writes.