Spring-like weather to return after snow

CNJ staff

A winter storm that swept the area Sunday night left as quickly as it came.

By mid-afternoon Monday, temperatures had climbed into the upper 30s with only puddles remaining from the 1 to 3 inches of snow received the night before.

According to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, up to 3 inches were reported Sunday night in some areas of the region.

Several schools in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties canceled classes for the day, citing blowing snow and other wintry conditions.

Police responded to three motor-vehicle accidents before 7 a.m. Monday, Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. There were no serious injuries.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to six accidents and motorist calls for assistance in Curry County during the same time frame, also with no serious injuries, according to dispatch records.

By today, the NWS is forecasting conditions will return to spring-like temperatures with a high near 64 degrees. However, windy conditions are expected to continue with winds from 10 to 15 mph and gusts up to 30 mph.