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The Ashley Pond Park ducks swim following Monday’s morning snow, as they went about their usual morning routine of feeding and preening themselves among the reeds of the pond near the walkway. According to the National Weather Service, snow is not in the forecast through Saturday. Wednesday will see a high of 45 degrees and a low of 35 degrees, with 60 percent chance of showers during the day. Thursday, forecasters predict a 30 percent chance of precipitation and a high of 50 degrees.
Light snow touches down in Los Alamos County

Winter made its entrance Monday with a light snow in Los Alamos County.

Schools and the Los Alamos National Laboratory start times were not delayed. Los Alamos Public Schools follows a procedure during inclement weather to let media, students and parents know if the weather will effect start times.

Announcements are usually made by 5:30 a.m. and will be sent to the media, district web page, LAPS School Messenger and information lines, according to school officials.

Parents can call their schools for information: Aspen Elementary, 663-2277; Barranca Mesa Elementary, 663-2732; Chamisa Elementary 663-2472; Mountain Elementary, 663-2327; Piñon Elementary, 663-2682; Los Alamos Middle School, 663-2375; Topper Freshman Academy, 663-2512 and the Los Alamos High School, 663-2512.

Parents can also call the district office at 663-2230. In general, if the Los Alamos National Laboratory is on a delay, schools will be delayed.

If LANL is closed due to weather, the schools will be closed. When school is dismissed early or cancelled for the day, all afterschool programs including athletics (both home and away contests) and activities are cancelled. With a two-hour delayed start, buses will arrive at bus stops two hours later than the usual pickup time.