The Eastern New Mexico News - Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities


Brrrrrrr c-c-cold and wet


November 14, 2003

Cool temperatures and rain showers covered the region on Thursday, but area law-enforcement agencies reported no serious weather-related issues.

By 9:30 p.m., National Weather Service officials said temperatures had already dropped below freezing at Clines Corners, located northwest of Fort Sumner.

By that time the rain had generally ended in De Baca, Curry, and Roosevelt counties.

Thursday’s temperatures were in the 30s throughout the region.

Tucumcari and Fort Sumner were expected to see lows in the 20s this morning.

NWS officials said it was likely most area roads would dry before temperatures dropped below freezing, but some bridges and overpasses might become icy early this morning.

The Associated Press reported Clovis received a tenth of an inch of rain. Unofficial reports ranged from .12 near 24th and Gidding streets to .30 near North Plains Mall.

Most of the region received scattered showers throughout Thursday. Muleshoe recorded about a tenth of an inch.

The National Weather Service reported Portales and Clovis could expect rain or rain mixed with snow late into Thursday night.

But while showers are still possible today, temperatures are expected to climb back into the 50s, forecasters said.

The area should have highs in the mid-60s by Saturday.


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