- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Calmer winds and low temperatures are expected after a winter storm toppled trees in areas of Las Vegas and brought snow to parts of western Nevada.

Weather service meteorologist Jim Harrison told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the 78 mph wind recorded at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area exceeded the threshold for a Category 1 hurricane.

Harrison said wind shouldn’t exceed 15 mph Tuesday while temperatures are expected to peak at 63 degrees.

KLAS-TV reported trees fell on cars in Las Vegas and temporarily blocked a road.

Reno-Tahoe International Airport spokeswoman Heidi Jared told KTVN-TV that Mother Nature threw a curve ball Monday, with flights delayed and canceled due to low visibility.

About an inch of snow fell hourly during the Monday morning commute in areas of Reno and Sparks, causing dozens of fender benders.

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