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Another powerful storm threatens southeast Colo. farms, ranches

DENVER – Beleaguered farmers and ranchers in southeastern Colorado braced Friday for a powerful storm expected to bring up to 7 inches of snow and winds gusting to 60 mph.The National Weather Service posted a blizzard warning through Saturday evening for all of the Plains counties and as far west as Douglas County, with a snow and blowing snow advisory for the Denver metropolitan area and much of the state’s high country.Forecasters said southeastern Colorado would be hardest hit, with 4 to 7 inches of snow and sustained winds over 40 mph.The snow was expected to end Saturday afternoon, but winds were likely to continue building large drifts, said Tom Magnuson, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Pueblo.


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