NWS issues winter storm warning

Freedom New Mexico The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow in Quay, Curry and De Baca counties in effect until noon Thursday. Expect total snow accumulations of 3 to 8 inches. The heaviest snowfall will occur across the northeast plains of New Mexico…particularly Harding and Union counties. […]

High winds expected Tuesday

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a high wind warning in effect from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. West to southwest winds of 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 or 65 mph are expected. The strongest winds are expected across Guadalupe, DeBaca and Chaves counties. Blowing dust is possible, […]

Weather service posts freeze warning

Freedom New Mexico Baby, it’s cold outside. Unseasonably cold, according to the National Weather Service, which posted a freeze warning from 9 p.m. Saturday night until 10 a.m. today for Curry and Roosevelt counties. Temperatures overnight were expected to bottom out at 29 degrees. But the wind chill from strong northeast winds of 20 to […]

Weather could be severe Thursday afternoon

The National Weather Service is warning eastern New Mexico could see severe weather on Thursday afternoon. Senior Forecaster Tim Shy reports the region is under “slight risk” for weather damage in all counties bordering Texas and eastern DeBaca County. “Thunderstorms will … expand rapidly to the east and reach the potential for large hail and […]

Winter weather hits area

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Desiree Romero of Clovis helps out a friend by clearing the snow from their truck Friday on Mabry Drive. Romero said the snow was totally unexpected, but it’s March and “nothing here in Clovis surprises me with weather.” CNJ staff Much of eastern New Mexico was expected to receive “significant […]

Red flag warning remains in effect from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM MST THIS EVENING. RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15 PERCENT OR LOWER WITH SUSTAINED 20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR […]

Warning: let the clicker beware!

By Curtis K. Shelbure: Religion columnist “Warning: let the clicker beware!” “CNN Alert: My Custom Alerts.” That’s what the subject line of the e-mail said. I didn’t remember subscribing to anything by that name. But who can you trust if not CNN? (Actually, my answer would be FOX News, but . . .) Anyway, I […]

“Warning: let the clicker beware!”

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist “CNN Alert: My Custom Alerts.” That’s what the subject line of the e-mail said. I didn’t remember subscribing to anything by that name. But who can you trust if not CNN? (Actually, my answer would be FOX News, but . . .) Anyway, I clicked on the e-mail, was […]

West Nile warning

National Weather Service: severe weather potential today

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque said there is potential for severe weather in eastern New Mexico this evening. The primary threat is thunderstorms that could produce large hail, damaging winds in excess of 60 mph and areas of heavy rain capable of producing flash flooding, mainly along and east of a line from Colfax […]

‘Red flag’ means fire danger

You’ve seen the warning: “Red flag conditions.”

High winds to continue

CNJ staff The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a high wind warning for southern New Mexico until 8 p.m. Friday. Sustained winds of 30 to 50 mph are expected with possible gusts of 55 to 65 mph. Strong winds will create areas of reduced visibility with blowing dust and dangerous crosswinds, which can […]

Weather service issues high wind warning

CNJ Staff The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a red flag warning for high winds, effective until 5 p.m. today. Northwest winds increasing to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph will continue throughout the day, according to the NWS. Strongest winds are expected near the Texas-New Mexico border and over summits and […]

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, […]

Friday’s timeline

2:20 p.m. — National Weather Service issues tornado watch until 10 p.m. for Curry, Quay, Roosevelt, Lea and Eddy counties. 5:42 p.m. — First tornado warning for Roosevelt County. Doppler radar indicated possibility of a tornado based on weather conditions. Skywarn spotters were reporting a tornado on the ground 12 miles south of Milnesand, moving […]

Daylight-saving time helps some business thrive

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Some people love it, others hate it. Either way daylight-saving time arrived early this year thanks to a law signed by President Bush in 2005. Officially the change should have been made at 2 a.m. this morning — local time. “It’s good for our business,” Portales Country Club pro shop […]

Living life afraid more dangerous than what we fear

By Curtis K. Shelburne I’m feeling a bit over-protected. I wrote recently to make fun of some of the “lawyer litter” standing more as a monument to multimillion dollar litigation than to protecting the populace. McDonald’s started it by pawning off dangerously hot coffee on an unsuspecting public, but as I sit writing in a […]

Sirens reminder of power of nature

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist Clovis’ tornado warning sirens last Friday evening spooked me. Not in a bad way. Maybe it was something as simple as they signaled that evening would be different than most recent evenings. The sirens had been preceded by high winds and dust but no rain. I knew we were getting […]

Warning signs

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist My computer just gave me a warning. A box with a big red light popped up at the bottom of the screen: “Warning! User Resources Are Low!” A few clicks of the mouse and a quick re-boot of the machine, and I’m back in good shape. A few months […]

Heavy winds cause isolated power outages

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Several funnel clouds were reported in the Clovis area, according to the National Weather Service. (Courtesy photo: Carolyn Spence) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Clovis residents who took cover Friday evening when they heard the tornado warning sirens did the right thing. What they could not have known, was that the warning sirens were […]