Tornado reports cause for concern

Tornadoes and reports of them make us nervous. That’s because residents in eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle have either experienced the storms’ violence or at least seen the debris remnants that immediately show us their horrific power. AccuWeather.com is warning Americans that today could be ripe for large tornado outbreaks across multiple states […]

Press release: Slight risk of tornadoes in area

There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms producing hail and brief tornadoes late this afternoon and early evening across all the counties of eastern New Mexico along the Texas border … as thermodynamic conditions and wind profiles are favorable for strong convection across this area.

Sept. 21, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Our votes can turn country around Is America self-destructing? Why so many fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, properties destroyed, Americans killed, so much immorality that destroy the family unit, failing economy caused by greed and thievery by some corporations? Are we bankrupting our nation toward another 1929 financial disaster? This November we will elect new leaders. […]

Tornado season: How to be prepared

USAF File Photo: Airman 1st Class Thomas Trower Airmen from Cannon Air Force Base assisted Clovis residents in cleanup efforts following last year’s devastating tornado on March 23, 2007. By Airman 1st Class Brittany Krupa, 27th SO Civil Engineer Squadron Violent. Devastating. Disastrous. These are a few of the powerful words used to describe the […]

Remember the tornadoes?

We’re beginning to compile content related to the one-year anniversary of the March 23 tornadoes that caused major damage in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties. We’d like to hear your stories and publish your photos from before, during and after the big winds. If you’d like to share memories of that scary night: Email us

Fears should be faced

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Rome has a nice, mild climate: we usually have four seasons and no extreme weather phenomenons. Growing up, the most I worried about when it came to weather was to make sure that I avoided riding my scooter when it was raining hard. I never experienced a tornado until I moved […]

Fears must be faced

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Rome has a nice, mild climate: we usually have four seasons and no extreme weather phenomenons. Growing up, the most I worried about when it came to weather was to make sure that I avoided riding my scooter when it was raining hard. I never experienced a tornado until I moved […]

Tornado facts

CNJ staff —Curry County has recorded five F2 tornadoes since records have been kept — on June 10, 1932, Sept. 17, 1944, May 24, 1957, June 11, 1964, and on March 23 of this year. An F2 includes wind speeds greater than 113 mph. The county has not seen a tornado greater than F2 in […]

Tornado season gets early start in high plains

Thirteen confirmed tornadoes hit New Mexico’s easter plains March 23. One storm ripped through Clovis and cause widespread damage and one death. When a storm siren sounds, indiviuals should seek shelter in windowless rooms. By Greg Allen Though Cannon is not in what is defined as “tornado alley,” which begins about 18 miles farther east, […]

FEMA: State’s response superb

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Residents of a neighborhood off South Prince Street watch Wednesday as a K. Barnet construction vehicle piles rubble from a house that was demolished earlier that day. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency told a crowd of Clovis officials Wednesday they weren’t sure […]

FEMA: State’s response superb

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency told a crowd of Clovis officials Wednesday they weren’t sure when, or if, the state would receive help from FEMA in recovery from Friday’s tornadoes that slammed eastern New Mexico. They seemed quite sure, however, if FEMA funds are denied, it won’t […]

Opinion: Tornadoes carry blessings after few tragic minutes

By Freedom Newspapers The shock, euphoria and amazement at surviving Friday’s eastern New Mexico tornadoes are slowly changing for residents of Roosevelt, Curry and Quay counties, including the communities of Logan and Clovis. Five days later, our thoughts and energies are focused on cleaning up, rebuilding and moving forward with our lives even as we […]

Tornadoes carry blessings after few tragic minutes

By Freedom Newspapers The shock, euphoria and amazement at surviving Friday’s eastern New Mexico tornadoes are slowly changing for residents of Roosevelt, Curry and Quay counties, including the communities of Logan and Clovis. Five days later, our thoughts and energies are focused on cleaning up, rebuilding and moving forward with our lives even as we […]

Tornadoes kill three in Texas

The Associated Press WESTMINSTER, Texas – Tornadoes swept through two North Texas towns after dark, reducing houses to bare concrete slabs in a path of destruction that left three people dead and 10 injured, officials said Wednesday. An elderly couple were found dead in a destroyed home in the tiny town of Westminster, about 45 […]

Course offered in storm spotting

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Steve Summers has been a storm spotter for 12 years. Although he’s never seen one up close or heard the signature freight train sound, he is well aware of the damage they can do. The director of the Clovis Municipal Airport, Summers is one of 20 storm spotters in […]

Project: Reader Reaction: Readers not worried about tornadoes

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked, “Do you worry about tornadoes?” Some responses: I DON’T WORRY ABOUT tornadoes. If one were to worry about acts of God, he or she would live a life in fear. There are many things in life that will kill you. I don’t have time in my life to […]

Tornado season upon us

By Jack King May and June are peak tornado times for eastern New Mexico, which is on the far western edge of the nation’s Tornado Alley. And local officials take regular steps to prepare for potential storm damage, said Clovis/Curry County Emergency Management Director Ken De Los Santos — even though tornadoes are rare around […]