New Mexico snowfall: Northeast winter storm

The latest developments on the winter weather in New Mexico (all times local):

7:45 p.m.

Curry County Magistrate Court in Clovis will be closed Tuesday because of bad weather.

In Roswell, which also was hit by a snowstorm, nonessential city facilities like city hall and the landfill will open at 1 p.m. The visitors, convention and recreation centers will be closed Tuesday.

New Mexico snowfall sets record

New Mexico snowfall sets record

New Mexico was struck by a strong winter storm this weekend that left record snowfall in some areas.

Saturday night into Sunday, snow and wind gusts of 40 mph to 60 mph hammered parts of the southern Highs Plains, particularly eastern New Mexico, western Texas and western Oklahoma. Incredibly, a 70 mph wind gust peeled siding off a home in Clovis, New Mexico, Sunday afternoon.

Snow drifts of up to 10 feet were reported in several eastern New Mexico and west Texas counties, where motorists were reportedly stranded due to the severe blizzard conditions.

Three feet of snow fell at Ski Apache in southeast New Mexico. Goliath has dumped up to an estimated 30 inches of snow on Cloudcroft, New Mexico, where strong winds caused power outages as well. El Paso International Airport picked up 8.1 inches of snow, which exceeds their average annual snowfall of 5.5 inches. Parts of the Midland, Texas, metro area picked up 7 inches of snow from Goliath.

New Mexico
Snow:
– 36 inches at Ski Apache
– 30 inches estimated in Cloudcroft and San Ignacio
– 24 inches in Queen, with drifts of 6-7 feet
– 19 inches at Sandia Park
– 18 inches near Artesia
– 15.5 inches near Roswell
– 13.2 inches in Carlsbad
– 12 inches in Las Cruces

Wind:
– 71 mph wind gust at Cannon AFB Sunday
– 71 mph wind gust in Clayton