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Chaves County sees snow, frigid temps

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Emery Meisman, left, runs as Chrissy Lee chases her during a snowball fight Monday at Enchanted Lands Park. Even though temperatures were in the teens much of the day, the sunshine brought people out to go sledding on the park’s hills and play in the snow. The National Weather Service recorded 4.2 inches of snow at the Roswell International Airport in Sunday’s storm. (Juno Ogle Photo)

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A weekend storm system brought a little more than 4 inches of snow Sunday and a low of 5 degrees below zero early Monday to Roswell, according to the National Weather Service office in Albuquerque.

A low of 7 degrees on Sunday was recorded by the weather service at 11:59 p.m. at the Roswell Air Center. The high temperature Sunday was 21 degrees, according to the NWS.

The NWS reported 4.2 inches of snow at the airport, equal to two-tenths of an inch of moisture. Volunteer observers with the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network reported various amounts across Chaves County, ranging from half an inch about 2 miles northwest of Roswell to 3.8 inches in southwest Roswell to 4 inches in northern parts of the county.

Monday brought some sunshine, and with temperatures in the low teens by midday, several groups of people made their way to Enchanted Lands Park, 306 N. Sycamore, for some sledding and other fun in the snow.

The National Weather Service predicts up to another half inch of snow Tuesday morning, but skies are expected to clear with temperatures near 49 in the afternoon.

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Later in the week, temperatures will warm to around 60 degrees Friday and 72 on Saturday.

City/RISD reporter Juno Ogle can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or reporter04@rdrnews.com.

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