Wednesday morning briefing: Windy weather and a chance at a windfall

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing.

Special weather warning

Hang on.

There’s a wind advisory today for most of Curry, Roosevelt and DeBaca counties.

Wind gusts of up to 50 mph expected by afternoon.

Bench Club raffle

The ENMU Bench Club is holding a “Chance to Win” drawing with proceeds to the athletic department.

First prize is a 2009 Hyundai Accent donated by Hamilton Hyundai, second prize is $5,000, and third prize is a $1,000 gift certificate to Woody’s Jewelry.

Tickets are $10, three tickets are $25 and a book of 12 is $100 dollars.

Information: 562-2236.

This day in history

Robert Kearns, who patented the intermittent windshield wiper and later won multi-million dollar judgments against Chrysler and Ford for using his concept without permission, was born March 10, 1927, in Gary, Ind.

Kearns’ real-life David versus Goliath story about taking on the auto giants was made into a movie titled “Flash of Genius” that opened in 2008 and starred Greg Kinnear:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/inventor-who-won-suits-against-auto-giants-is-born

Weather

Today — Just plain ugly. Isolated snow showers in the morning…then isolated rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower to mid 50s. West winds 20 to 30 mph increasing to northwest 25 to 35 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 50 mph

Tonight — A little better. Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Lows in the mid 20s to lower 30s. West winds 10 to 20 mph in the evening.