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Caution: Winter Weather Making Travel Dicey

on January 14, 2013 - 3:28pm

Snow was blowing in downtown Los Alamos about four hours ago. Courtesy photo

NMDOT News:

Santa Fe - A winter storm moving across New Mexico is causing dicey travel conditions for parts of the state.  

Snow has hit the Albuquerque metro area as well as much of northeast New Mexico, causing slick roads. 

Due to the low temperatures, the snow is not melting. The National Weather Service is predicting the conditions will worsen between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Santa Rosa and down through Vaughn within the next few hours.

The New Mexico Department Of Transportation is

Bandelier Staff Leave Early Due to Snow

on January 14, 2013 - 3:01pm
Courtesy photo
 
BANDELIER News:
 
Bandelier National Monument authorized an early-release for all non-essential staff at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 14.
 
The Monument has been experiencing light to moderate snowfall all day, with some accumulation on the roads.
 
At 1:30 p.m., the conditions on N.M. 4 were still acceptable for safe driving, but snowfall is continuing to intensify.
 
Although the Visitor Center will close early, the Monument will remain open with no fees being collected to allow visitors to continue to access and enjoy the park in the snow.
 
Visitors are advised to

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 3 to Jan. 9, 2013

on January 14, 2013 - 8:52am

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

Jan. 3 at 8:36 a.m. / A 63-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone damaged his property in the 100 block of Mariposa Court. The estimated loss is unknown.

Jan. 3 at 12:20 p.m. / CB FOX Department Store in the 1700 block of Central Avenue reported that someone paid for merchandise with bad checks. The matter is under investigation.

GARY SHAW

Jan. 4 at 3:05 a.m.

Prolonged Frigid Blast Blankets Los Alamos

on January 12, 2013 - 8:07am

Courtesy/NOAA

NOAA News:

A potent cold front that surged across New Mexico Friday with strong gusty winds and areas of light snow will usher in a prolonged blast of well below normal temperatures through early next week.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) explains that a large upper level trough of low pressure taking shape over the western United States will remain nearly stationary over the region through early next week.

Temperatures will average 15 to 20 degrees below normal through at least Wednesday.

While no record breaking low temperatures are expected, this

NNSA Holds Radiation Emergency Consequence Management Training in Israel

on January 11, 2013 - 9:49am

Soreq Nuclear Research Center is an applied R&D Institute affiliated to the Israel Atomic Energy Commission. Courtesy/Soreq.gov

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) this week conducted a training course on Consequence Management (I-CM) in Israel.

The training was held in the Soreq Nuclear Research Center and was attended by 25 Israeli participants.

“The training is part of an ongoing bilateral cooperation between NNSA and Israel,” said NNSA Associate Administrator for Emergency Operations Joseph Krol.

High Wind Warning

on January 11, 2013 - 7:43am

Courtesy/NWS
Courtesy/NWS

NWS News: A VIGOROUS STORM SYSTEM WILL BE IMPACTING NEW MEXICO WITH VERY STRONG WINDS ALOFT AND A DEEP AREA OF SURFACE LOW PRESSURE. LOCATION...JEMEZ MOUNTAINS...SLOPES OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS...ADJACENT NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS...CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN SUMMITS AND ADJACENT EASTERN SLOPES...THE SANTA FE AND ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREAS...AND ALL OF THE EASTERN AND NORTHEASTERN PLAINS OF NEW MEXICO. HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING.

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