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Wildfire danger up for Colorado plains

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” Above-average snow followed by warm, dry weather east of the Continental Divide has left Colorado’s foothills and eastern plains with plenty of dry grass, increasing the potential for wildfires this spring and summer.

That’s according to the Rocky Mountain Area Predictive Services, which forecast an above average fire season for sections of eastern Colorado into western Kansas and Nebraska between May and August.

A La Nina weather pattern through the summer is expected bring dry, windy weather across most of the forecast area that covers Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming. That could increase the danger for late summer.

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