Local weather spotters keep eye on sky

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor National Weather Service officials in Portales Wednesday say eastern New Mexico residents have proven themselves over the years as good skywatchers. Kenneth Drozd, senior meteorologist with the NWS, along with fellow meteorologist Tim Shy, were in town conducting the second SkyWarn class of the year in Portales. The NWS [...]

Storm spotters alert area

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Storm spotters performed well on Friday night, according to local emergency preparedness personnel. Though the storm moved quickly through Roosevelt and Curry counties, a warning time of 15 to 20 minutes was available to the communities in its path. Roosevelt County Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Keith Wattenbarger said spotters include [...]

Area tornado chasers say their hobby is ‘fascinating’

David Arkin Severe weather involving tornados and lightning can lift fish out of lakes, snap utility poles like soggy toothpicks and force cows to scatter like bowling pins in all different directions. So it’s no wonder storm chaser Jerome Provencio says he might be a little bit crazy. And you can’t really blame him for [...]