Rain expected to continue through week

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Marc Schoder: PNT Staff Writer Residents across Portales and other parts of New Mexico received an afternoon monsoon on Saturday as the vicinity received 1.93 inches as of 4 p.m. according to Cannon Air Force Base meteorologist James Kratzer. Cannon Air Force Base did not have the rain fall numbers for Clovis but reported that […]

Peanut crop off to promising start

By Marc Schoder Jump-started by an abnormally wet winter, the peanut crop in the Portales area is off to a promising start. “This is one of the best peanut crops that we have had in several years,” said Jimmie Shearer, president of Sunland Peanuts. Shearer said above-average pre-plant moisture has the peanuts in good shape […]

‘Unsettled weather’ should continue throughout week

PNT Staff Monday’s conditions in Portales were cold and overcast, and weather forecasters predict a week of rain. Monday saw Portales receive just two-hundredths of an inch of rain, but a 40-degree day and overcast weather helped create the “illusion” of more precipitation according to James Kratzer, a meterologist at Cannon Air Force Base’s weather […]

Portales has wettest year since 1941

By Marc Schoder: PNT Correspondent Portales’ rainfall stayed constant throughout the year and when farmers and city residents turned the calendar to 2005, they said goodbye to the area’s wettest year since 1941. According to meteorologist James Kratzer of Cannon Air Force Base, Portales as a city has seen 26.83 inches of precipitation up thru […]

Rainy week ahead for city

By Tony Parra Snow caused Saturday’s six-man football state championship game to be postponed to Wednesday. Although no snow is in the forecast for the next week, Roosevelt County residents will the more familiar form of precipitation to deal with —rain. The forecast calls for rain today and Wednesday following Monday’s showers. Jim Kratzer, Cannon […]

As rain passes, city bracing for more storms

By Tony Parra City department employees cleaned up some of the mess made by the storm which left 2.72 inches of rain on Tuesday, but meteorologists say there’s another system on the way on Monday. Jim Kratzer, meteorologist from Cannon Air Force Base, said 2.72 inches of rain was reported at CAFB, but said he […]