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updated: 4/16/2013 10:19 AM

Spring storm bringing needed snow to Colo., Wyo.

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  • New York Mets pitcher LaTroy Hawkins poses in the snow before a scheduled baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Monday, April 15, 2013, in Denver. The game was canceled.

      New York Mets pitcher LaTroy Hawkins poses in the snow before a scheduled baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Monday, April 15, 2013, in Denver. The game was canceled.
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DENVER -- A spring storm is bringing much-needed moisture to parts of Colorado and Wyoming, but winds are raising the wildfire danger to the south.

The second wave of a slow-moving system could bring another foot of snow to parts of Colorado's mountains Tuesday, on top of up to a foot that fell the day before. Southeastern Wyoming could also get up to a foot by the time the storm moves to the Great Plains Wednesday night.

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Parts of southern Colorado and New Mexico are only forecast to get strong winds, making it easier for wildfires to spread in dried-out vegetation.

April is typically the second-snowiest month for the region.

The snow canceled the Colorado Rockies-New York Mets game Monday, has closed some roads and is causing delays at Denver International Airport.

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