May rains pushing average

PNT Staff Report

Rain showers sprinkled over Roosevelt County on Wednesday, bringing much-needed rain for area farmers as well as for people with allergies.

The KENW-TV Broadcast Center at Eastern New Mexico University recorded a little over half an inch of rain by mid-afternoon Wednesday, according to Operations Manager Shannon Hearn. With the month only half over, this brings the rainfall total for May up to 1.12 so far. The rainfall total for the year so far is about at 1.6 inches.

“We really need the moisture, especially for those of us with allergies,” Hearn said. “Right now, not having your sinuses clogged is a Godsend. If we have a couple more days of this, I will be happy and my sinuses will be happy.”