Friday morning briefing: Spotting storms and the Final Four

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing.
Video of the day: It’s in your backyard.

Storm spotters needed

Free Storm Spotters’ training sessions in Clovis and Portales on Tuesday.

The Clovis session is 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Clovis City Hall .

The Portales session is 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Memorial Building, 300 E. 7th.

Call 763-9485 to sign up for the Clovis session and 356-4404, ext.
202 for the Portales session.

Web site of the day

Find out what’s on the Cultural Arts calendar of events.

Question of the day

Final Four starts Saturday.

What’s been your favorite moment of the college basketball tournament?

Please share your thoughts with other fans in our comment section below.

This day in history

On this day in 2005, John Paul II, history’s most well-traveled pope and the first non-Italian to hold the position since the 16th century, died at his home in the Vatican.

Six days later, two million people packed Vatican City for his funeral, said to be the biggest funeral in history.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Wet and wild. Isolated showers…some with thunder in the afternoon. Highs in the mid to upper 50s. Gust up to 40 mph.

Tonight — More of the same. Windy. Lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s. Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph in the evening. Gusts up to 40 mph.