Forecasters: Recent rains still not enough

Staff and wire reports New Mexico is seeing some late summer rainfall, but weather forecasters say it hasn’t been enough to make up for a year of drought. Wednesday night’s downpour resulted in .68 inches of rain for Clovis, said Mark Fettig, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. But the bad news […]

AgSense: Conserving rainfall challenge of dry season

Many people who have spent more than half a century in the southern High Plains say that they have not seen a year like this before. This year is unique. Rainfall stopped after a wet summer in 2010 and less than three inches has been received in the last nine months. Distribution is also erratic. […]

Farmland in dire need of rainfall

They say if you don’t like the weather in eastern New Mexico, wait a few minutes and it’ll change. OK, I’m ready for a change. There’s a story going around that they’re laying off weather forecasters left and right because anyone can write the forecast lately. It goes something like this: “Lots of sunshine, highs […]

Flooding closes section of 14th Street

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The city of Clovis Public Works Department closed 14th Street between North Edwards and North Hull on Thursday because of flooding from Chavez Lake, according to public works director Clint Bunch. Barring any major rainfall, Burch anticipates the road will reopen in a day or two.

Flash flood watch issued

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Flash flood watch

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING…   THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A     * FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO…       INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…CAPITAN/NORTHERN SACRAMENTO       MOUNTAINS…CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS/ESTANCIA VALLEY…CHAVES COUNTY       […]

Latest rain offers hope for dryland farmers

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CNJ staff photo: Lili Castillo David Sanchez of Clovis reaches to cover his daughter Juliana’s face from the rain as he puts her in the vehicle in the parking lot outside Hastings entertainment store on Wednesday. CNJ Staff The month of May continues to be the wettest month so far this year and brings much-needed […]

Clovis well ahead of pace to surpass average rainfall

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Jacob Sivers, 16, of Ignacio, Colo., is reflected in a puddle as he leaves the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena after a practice round Saturday for the Curry County Fair Arenacross event. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff reports Clovis is on pace for its wettest year in more than a decade after an early-morning […]

April rainfall one for record books

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Friday’s rainfall put 2004 into the record book as having one of the wettest Aprils in Clovis history. In fact, rainfall totals so far this year show Clovis previously has seen more moisture in the first four months only one year since records have been kept. “It looks […]

April showers could beat record

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Clovis City Worker Juan Bolaños drains water from field four of the Guy Leeder Softball Complex Tuesday during a light rain shower. League play is scheduled to begin Wednesday. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Ryan Lengerich The seemingly unending April rain has turned lawns green, soaked streets and brought smiles to people in an […]

March becomes a month of wetness

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Rain drops form on a windshield as a car prepares to turn left on Prince Street from Seventh Street in the rain Friday. (Eric Kluth/Clovis News Journal) By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis is on track to have record rainfall reports for the first quarter of the year, according to National Weather Service officials in Albuquerque. […]

Inch of rain falls on Clovis

Staff and wire reports Clovis received its highest rainfall total since Aug. 30 on Saturday night. Early reports from the National Weather Service in Albuquerque showed Clovis receiving up to 1.2 inches by 8:30 p.m. On Aug. 30, Clovis received 1.21 inches. Towns farther west were hit even harder, according to meterologist Kerry Jones. “We […]

We want you to maybe get a little wet

We need some volunteers. Wait! Come back. This will be fun. No meetings. No spending your own money. This won’t even keep you from your favorite TV show. You can fulfill the requirements during a commercial break. We need volunteer weather watchers. The hardest part of the job will involve walking outside when it’s raining. […]

Clovis seeing wettest season in 4 decades

By Janet Bresenham Clovis is experiencing its wettest June in 40 years. Early Sunday evening, the National Weather Service in Albuquerque had recorded 5.97 inches of rain for Clovis in June. “We’re well above normal, for sure, with those figures,” NWS forecaster and meteorologist Mark Fettig said. “The normal amount of precipitation for Clovis in […]

Storms hit area again

By Darrell Todd Maurina Friday evening’s thunderstorms brought high winds, pea-sized hail, and heavy rain to the Clovis area, but area law enforcement agencies reported no major weather-related damage. “We did have some streets flooded, which is normal due to all the rain,” said Curry County Emergency Management Director Ken De Los Santos. “The flooding […]

Rain, rain, comes back for another day

Janet Bresenham Sunday evening brought another round of rainfall to the parched plains of eastern New Mexico, bringing a second day of moisture during the Memorial Day weekend. “Each and every day for the holiday weekend and even through Tuesday, we’re going to see some rainfall in the form of scattered showers,” said National Weather […]