Here are the Eddy County school delays for Feb. 18

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The National Weather Service’s Midland/Odessa station predicts 2 to 3 inches of snowfall in Eddy County on Thursday.

Overnight snowfall caused school delays.

Carlsbad Schools announced a complete closure of all classes for Feb. 18 due to inclement weather. 

Loving Schools  will not be holding in-person classes today due to the weather conditions. Loving schools alerted students that online lessons were still available for students to complete as needed. 

Artesia Public Schools are closed Feb. 18 due to inclement weather. John Ross Null, superintendent said there would be no online classes. 

This information will be updated throughout the day.

Other closures, delays

Eddy County Administrative offices are on a 2-hour delay.

“The Eddy County Detention Center, Facility Staff, Sheriff Deputies and Road Crews will remain on duty as scheduled,” a Facebook post read.

Snowfall in Carlsbad overnight

Scott Kleebauer, meteorologist with the National Weather Service (NWS), in Midland, Texas said the snowfall started in the Guadalupe Mountains and moved into the Carlsbad area between 1 and 4 a.m. 

He said two to four inches of snow fell in the Carlsbad area as of 10:30 a.m. Thursday and the Queen area west of Carlsbad reported five inches of snow.

Snow started to melt in Eddy County late on the morning of Feb. 18, 2021. An overnight storm dumped up to five inches of snow in the Queen area west of Carlsbad, according to the National Weather Service.

Kleebauer said a storm system moving through southeast New Mexico and west Texas had enough lift to create moderate snowfall.

A winter weather advisory was posted for Eddy County until 2 p.m. Thursday. Kleebauer said NWS might let it expire.

NWS Chaves County Skywarn Coordinator Jim Tucker said snow wasn’t falling in Roswell Thursday around 5 a.m.

“Roads were passable,” he said during a work commute from Roswell to Artesia.

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