Winter advisory issued for Curry County

By Gabriel Monte

Curry and Roosevelt county residents could encounter another weekend of blowing snow, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service issued a winter weather advisory that took effect 6 p.m. Friday. The snowfall could last until 11 p.m. Saturday, according to Todd Shoemake of the National Weather Service in Albuquerque.

An e-mail from Curry County/Clovis Emergency Management Director Ken De Los Santos warns of four winter storms blowing into Clovis next week.

Shoemake said Clovis residents should see blowing snowfall around midnight until early Saturday morning. The snowfall could produce 2-to-4 inches of snow, he said.

Shoemake said the snowfall is unusual for New Mexico because it is in a La Nina weather pattern, which makes dry and warmer winters.

“We are slowly seeing a buildup of moisture, which basically is a series of storms that is starting to develop over the state,” he said.

Shoemake said the storm developed in the Pacific Northwest near the Gulf of Alaska and has been making its way to New Mexico.