The National Weather Service in Albuquerque predicts unusual chilly weather with temperatures hovering around 39 degrees through today for Chaves County.
Thursday, mid-day temperatures had dropped to the upper 30s in an unusual drop at this time of year from Wednesday’s sunny day. Temperatures are 22 degrees below normal. This type of drop was due to a cold front moving from Colorado which was hit by its first significant snowstorm of the season.
In highway conditions locally, U.S. 54 was under a severe weather watch due to accompanying high winds early Thursday morning.
Those with outdoor sensitive plants and agricultural interests are warned to watch the near freezing drop.