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Winter wallop on tap for weekend

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The National Weather Service has issued the following special weather statement:

A POTENT STORM SYSTEM WILL APPROACH FROM CALIFORNIA AND THE GREAT BASIN ON FRIDAY AND GRADUALLY MOVE EAST ACROSS COLORADO OVER THE WEEKEND... BRINGING A RETURN TO WINTRY CONDITIONS. WINDS WILL INCREASE OUT OF THE SOUTH ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON IN RESPONSE TO THE APPROACHING SYSTEM AND TEMPERATURES WILL WARM TO ABOVE SEASONAL AVERAGES IN MOST AREAS.

STRONG MOUNTAIN TOP LEVEL WINDS WILL SPREAD OVER THE STATE FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY AND WORK DOWN TO THE SURFACE BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON... CREATING WINDY TO VERY WINDY CONDITIONS AREAWIDE. THE STRONGEST WINDS ON SATURDAY WILL GENERALLY BE ALONG AND EAST OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN... POSSIBLY EXTENDING FARTHER SOUTHWEST ACROSS THE LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY INTO THE SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE SATURDAY NIGHT... BUT WINDY CONDITIONS WILL LINGER ACROSS MUCH OF THE EAST WELL INTO THE EVENING HOURS.

A COLD FRONT WILL ACCOMPANY THIS SYSTEM AND SWEEP ACROSS THE STATE SATURDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL BE NOTICEABLY COLDER BEHIND THE FRONT SATURDAY ACROSS WESTERN AND CENTRAL AREAS... WHILE HIGHS ON SUNDAY WILL BE QUITE CHILLY... UP TO 15 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

CHANCES FOR SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE ON THE INCREASE FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY NIGHT. DECENT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE WESTERN AND NORTHERN MOUNTAINS... ESPECIALLY HIGHER WEST AND SOUTHWEST FACING SLOPES. VERY LITTLE OR NO SNOW ACCUMULATION IS FORECAST FOR LOWER ELEVATION LOCALES.

A SECOND STORM WILL TAKE AIM AT NEW MEXICO EARLY NEXT WEEK. THIS SYSTEM WILL HAVE LESS WIND BUT COLDER TEMPERATURES AND THE POTENTIAL FOR WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION... MOSTLY IN THE FORM OF SNOW.

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