Weather causes school delays

CMI staff

Even though the Clovis and Portales area only received about one to one-and-a-half inches of snow Thursday morning, most area schools exercised caution and delayed their school starting times.

A few superintendents said it was the single-digit temperatures early Thursday morning they were most concerned with.

According to National Weather Service Meteorologist Jason Frazier, Clovis and Portales each received approximately one to one-and-a-half inches of snow overnight. The temperature dropped to 2 degrees in Clovis and 3 degrees in Portales early Thursday morning.

The cold weather and snowfall made for a few slick roads Thursday morning, according to Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Malin Parker, but no major accidents were reported.

Parker said people were driving safely .

Frazier said Thursday would remain cold, with lingering low clouds and possible patchy fog, and temperatures reaching the mid-20s.

No further precipitation is expected Thursday or through the weekend.

“(There will be) some pretty good warming for the weekend,” Frazier said. “By Saturday, temperatures will be reaching near 60 degrees.”

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