Strong winds, possible microburst, blow through Granby |

Strong winds, possible microburst, blow through Granby

Reid Armstrong and Drew Munro
Sky-Hi News
Grand County, CO Colorado

Paul and Victoria Jacobs clean up the damage to trees in their yard following a strong storm that passed through Granby on Thursday afternoon. Byron Hetzler/Sky-Hi News

The Sky-Hi News is receiving reports of widespread wind damage and a possible microburst associated with a thunderstorm that moved through the area around 4:45 p.m. Thursday, June 30.

Emergency teams responded to a report that part of the roof blew off Middle Park High School in Granby and that smoke was visible. Elsewhere, large trees were uprooted, roofs mangled and deck furniture tossed.

Planes sitting on the ground reportedly were flipped at the Granby Airport, a large tree blew down and hit the Inn at SilverCreek and the roof blew off the sales office at Grand Elk. The weather station in Granby recorded wind speeds of 83 mph.

Check here for further updates on Friday, July 1.