Meteorologist: Snow not here to stay

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer

A mingling of two weather systems over eastern New Mexico brought about two to three inches of snow to Curry County Friday night and Saturday morning, according to AccuWeather meteorologist Andrew Ulrich.

But Clovis residents can put away their ice scrapers and snow shovels for a while.

“It doesn’t look like you guys are going to have a white Christmas,” Ulrich said.

He said systems from Mexico and the northwest met over the area and brought in moisture from the Rockies and the Northern Plains, which dusted Clovis and surrounding areas with snow.

Ulrich said the temperature should rise to about 49 degrees today. Monday’s high is projected to climb to 56 degrees.

He said a high pressure system over the area should prevent any snow fall for the next few weeks.

Joel Gershon of the Clovis Fire department said they did not respond to any snow-related vehicle accidents Friday night or Saturday.