Another winter storm blows through New Mexico

Posted at: 12/19/2012 6:03 PM
Updated at: 12/19/2012 6:08 PM
By: Jill Galus, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Snow and flurries hit part of the state Wednesday, but the story for the Albuquerque area was the cold wind.

Blowing, blustery gusts of wind rattled Albuquerque all afternoon. While it may not look a lot like Christmas just yet, most people who bared the elements said they do not really mind.

"This is wonderful," Keith Davis said, as he stopped for gas.  "It's New Mexico, that's what it does in New Mexico, it blows. It blows wind."

Others shared a similar feeling.

"It's just windy here in what, one out of four days, we get it," John Harp said, as he was out running errands.

Another man said the wind doesn't bother him a bit, adding, "I'm used to it."

Over in Edgewood, light flurries blew in with the wind, making it a challenge for some to get around.

"When the kids stepped out a while ago, boom, on the booty," Christie Green said, as she explained how her children fell down.

Driving was another challenge.

A car flipped over off the side of the road in Sedillo Hill. About 15 miles west of Grants near I-40, several big rigs jackknifed as they tried to make their way through the high winds and heavy snow.

"Very, very windy, in fact almost ridiculously so. Is that normal for New Mexico?" Patrick Wade, who is from Alaska, questioned.

Normal or not, the wild weather was a good reminder to hold onto your hats and those holiday decorations people have worked on so hard this year.

"This is just part of living in New Mexico I think. This is just how it goes, isn't it," Harp said.