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Slow snowy Monday in SH


February 27, 2019

ABBI LARSEN, 12, center, and her sister Katie, 9, play in the snow at 10:30 a.m. Monday morning in their yard on 5th Avenue while their mom Catrina Larsen shovels their walkway and Kailynn Daniel watches from the shelter of the porch, behind a warming fire the Larsens kindled in a barbecue.

The snow finally stuck in Sweet Home early Monday morning, after a series of close calls from the weather service.

This one was for real, burying the community in 6 to 10 inches of snow.

It started over the weekend, with snow falling but not sticking in town Sunday morning, then giving way to rain.

About midnight, the snow started falling again and sticking. By Monday morning, Sweet Home had caught a lot more precipitation than the Willamette Valley floor.

Greg Springman said there were 3 or 4 inches in Millersburg, and Sheriff Jim Yon said it was much deeper on the east end of the coun...

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