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John McHale
Sam and Gabe Katko shovel snow on 40th Street.
Winter storm slams LA, will hang around today

Los Alamos County was hit hard by a late winter snowfall Friday and Saturday, and precipitation is expected to last through today.
Temperatures are expected to rise, according to local forecasts, but much of Northern New Mexico was under weather warnings from the National Weather Service Saturday and continuing today.
Locally, a winter storm warning is in effect until 4 p.m. Snow accumulation of up to 15 inches are expected from this storm below 8,000 feet, while upper elevations could see as much as 30 inches, according to the NWS.
Some parts of Los Alamos County were reporting a foot or more of snow as of noon Saturday and snow was still falling during that time.
As of around noon Saturday, Los Alamos Police Department was reporting only a few minor traffic accidents, none of them involving injuries. Most reports to LAPD were of vehicles sliding off the roads or minor fender-benders.
A mix of snow and rain is expected in Los Alamos today, which actually could see temperatures rise to the mid- to upper-40s, that according to AccuWeather.
That break could only be temporary, however, as more snow is forecast for midweek.
The NWS warned motorists that travel conditions were “treacherous” due to the snowpack and icy roads. Visibility could be reduced, as well.

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