Storm strands motorists

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Thomas Garcia Monday’s storm system played havoc on locals and tourists. The wind-driven storm dumped more than a half-foot of snow in the Tucumcari area and closed several roads, including I-40 for more than 19 hours. Stanley Buss of Swansey, Ill., was traveling two hours from Amarillo on Monday when he finally stopped at a [...]

Additional snow fall expected across the Quay County

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Thomas Garcia The Winter storm system covering Quay County will drop an additional 2-4 inches over the next seven hours, according to the National Weather Service, Albuquerque. “Forecast show snow will continue to fall in Quay County tapering off around 6 p.m.,” said Deirdre Kann, NWS meteorologist. Kann said the north eastern winds will continue [...]

Half-foot of snow expected this weekend

By Astrid Galvan: Albuquerque Journal The season’s first winterlike storm could be here as soon as Friday, according to the National Weather Service. A storm will be making its way into New Mexico from Arizona on Friday night, bringing with it up to a foot of snow in some parts of the state. Accumulations may [...]

Area sees powerful storm Sunday

Freedom New Mexico Severe thunderstorms over northern Quay County developed multiple tornadoes Sunday evening that damaged areas of Union County and Western Texas. “This type of weather is typical for this time of year,” said Albuquerque National Weather Service Meteorologist Brian Guyer. Guyer said storms developed quickly at 5:45 p.m., north of Nara Visa and [...]

Press release: Winter storm warning issued until Tuesday

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow…which is in effect from 5 p.m. this afternoon to 11 a.m. Tuesday. • Snow accumulations…snowfall accumulations of 3 to 6 inches below 7,500 feet can be expected with 6 to 12 inches above 7,500 feet. Locally higher amounts will be [...]

Snowstorm paying off for local businesses

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Two weeks of winter storms and more than 20 inches of snow are paying off for at least some local businesses. Manager Robert Benavidez at Burns Hardware Do it Center said his store got a truckload of new snow shovels, sand and ice melt on Jan. 31 and sold [...]

Storm raises question of being prepared

By Debra Whittington …”The day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night”. 1 Thessalonians 5:2

Thursday school cancellations

The following are closed Thursday due to the winter storm: Closed: Clovis Christian Schools Clovis Municipal Schools Clovis Community College (day & evening classes) Dora Schools Elida Schools Farwell Schools Floyd Schools House Schools Logan Schools Mesalands Community College Portales Municipal Schools San Jon Schools Tucumcari Schools Delayed: Eastern New Mexico University — Opening at [...]

Officials: Storm response smooth

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun

Roads close in area’s first major snow storm

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Chelle Delaney Tucumcari’s first major snow storm of the year caused road closures and stranded some motorists who could not find hotel rooms for the night. The Artic blast which dipped into New Mexico dumped about about 10 inches of snow in the Tucumcari area, said Keith Henderson, Quay County Emergency Manager. The National Weather [...]