Storms cause power outages

Freedom New Mexico Monday’s storms caused various outages throughout Eastern New Mexico. Wes Reeves, a spokesman for Xcel Energy, said 4,000 Tucumcari customers lost power at 5:42 p.m., but nearly all of them had power back in 40 minutes. Reeves expected service for the final 100 customers to be restored in a matter of hours. […]

Afternoon storms could produce hail

By QCS Staff Numerous showers and thunderstorms will continue developing across the Eastern Plains, including Tucumcari, through 6 p.m., according to a 3:57 p.m. short-term forecast from the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. “The strongest storms will contain pea to dime-sized hail. Gusty winds up to 45 mph.,” the forecast said. There will also be […]

Storms producing funnel clouds, road flooding in Quay County

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A funnel cloud was spotted over Tucumcari about 2 p.m. Wednesday as dark storm clouds moved across the region. The funnel clould was traveling west between the Frontage Road and Quay Road 62. It touched down briefly in fields, acting like a dust devil, on the easterly side of […]

04-21-2007: Around Town

Hurricane talk set… Leon Cooper of Albuquerque will be a guest speaker at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service at First Presbyterian Church, 306 E. Aber St., in Tucumcari. He will be speaking and making a slide presentation on Hurricane Katrina that hit Waveland, Miss., where his son was living. Cooper taught science at Tucumcari […]

Don’t let the wind get the best of your emotions

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist People who are new to our area or who are young are learning more than they want to know about high winds, dust storms and prairie fires. Some may not have discovered why they are feeling tense or even a little bit combative, but they will figure out eventually that […]