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National Weather Service Lubbock TX
314 AM CST Mon Dec 18 2017

TXZ024-182215-
Caprock RAWS-Briscoe TX
34.41N 101.05W Elev. 2561 ft
314 AM CST Mon Dec 18 2017

Date             Mon 12/18/17            Tue 12/19/17            Wed 12/20/17
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
CST 3hrly     03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18

Max/Min                      63          40          63          36          69
Temp             34 40 57 63 55 48 45 43 40 44 58 63 52 45 42 39 36 42 61 69 59
Dewpt            29 31 35 37 38 37 38 37 36 34 34 33 33 32 29 28 29 27 27 26 26
Min/Max RH                   37          83          33          75          20
RH               80 70 43 37 52 65 76 80 83 67 41 33 47 59 60 64 75 54 27 20 28
Wind Dir         SW SW  S  S  S  S SW  W  W  W  W SW  S SW  W  W  W  W SW SW  S
Wind Spd          4  4  4  6  5  6  6  9  8  5  4  3  3  4  5  8  6  4  6 10  8
Clouds           SC FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW SC SC B1 SC FW FW FW FW CL CL CL CL
Clouds(%)        35 23 17 14 20 24 19 18 25 35 49 59 35 18 10  6  9  1  1  2  2
PoP 12hr                      0           0          10           5           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  3     3     3     3     3     3     3     3     5     5
Mix Hgt              1500  3200   100   100  2600  7100   100   100  2100  3400
T Wind Dir             SW     S     S     W     W    SW     W     W    SW    SW
T Wind Spd              5    10     4     6     6     9     4     5     6    14
RFTI              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date               Thu 12/21/17  Fri 12/22/17  Sat 12/23/17  Sun 12/24/17
UTC 6hrly     06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Min/Max            43    69      30    48      24    44      23    33
Temp          48   43 63 54 38   30 44 39 29   24 39 36 27   23 31 28
Dewpt         27   28 28 23 22   19 15 17 16   16 17 17 21   15 10 15
Max/Min RH         55    19      61    27      71    33      76    40
RH            43   54 26 30 51   61 31 41 58   70 40 47 75   70 41 59
PWind Dir          SW     W      NW    NW       E    SE      NE     N
Wind Char         <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    CL   CL FW FW SC   SC SC SC FW   FW SC SC B1   B1 B1 SC
PoP 12hr            0     0       0     5       5     5      10    10

$$

TXZ026-182215-
Childress-Childress TX
34.43N 100.28W Elev. 1952 ft
314 AM CST Mon Dec 18 2017

Date             Mon 12/18/17            Tue 12/19/17            Wed 12/20/17
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
CST 3hrly     03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18

Max/Min                      62          40          64          37          67
Temp             32 38 56 62 54 48 45 43 40 45 58 64 53 46 43 40 37 43 60 67 57
Dewpt            30 31 35 38 40 41 40 37 36 36 35 36 36 38 36 34 31 31 32 30 29
Min/Max RH                   39          85          35          79          25
RH               91 76 45 39 59 77 83 81 85 72 41 35 51 73 77 79 78 63 34 25 34
Wind Dir         SW SW  S  S SE  S  S SW  W  W  W  S SE SE  W NW NW  W SW  S  S
Wind Spd          3  3  4  6  5  6  5  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  5 10 10
Clouds           SC FW FW FW FW FW SC SC SC B1 B1 B2 SC B1 FW FW FW CL CL CL CL
Clouds(%)        28 15 15 13 16 17 28 27 37 54 62 76 50 54 13  7 11  4  2  2  0
PoP 12hr                      0           0          20          10           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Rain SHWRS                                S  S  S  S
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  3     3     3     4     4     3     3     3     3     5
Mix Hgt              1400  1900   400   400   300   400   500   600  1200  2500
T Wind Dir              W    SE    SE    SW     W    SE     E     N     W     S
T Wind Spd              4     9     6     3     2     3     5     5     4    12
RFTI              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date               Thu 12/21/17  Fri 12/22/17  Sat 12/23/17  Sun 12/24/17
UTC 6hrly     06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Min/Max            41    70      31    47      25    43      24    35
Temp          46   41 63 55 39   31 43 38 30   25 39 36 28   24 32 29
Dewpt         29   28 30 26 26   21 17 17 18   16 16 18 21   17 10 14
Max/Min RH         60    21      65    29      68    34      77    36
RH            50   59 28 33 59   65 34 41 61   67 39 48 75   74 38 53
PWind Dir           S    SW      NW     N       E     E      NE     N
Wind Char         <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    CL   CL FW FW SC   SC SC SC FW   FW SC SC B1   B1 B1 SC
PoP 12hr            0     0       0     5       5     5      10    10

$$

TXZ043-182215-
Jayton RAWS-Kent TX
33.23N 100.57W Elev. 1905 ft
314 AM CST Mon Dec 18 2017

Date             Mon 12/18/17            Tue 12/19/17            Wed 12/20/17
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
CST 3hrly     03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18

Max/Min                      64          41          64          37          69
Temp             33 39 58 64 56 49 46 44 41 45 59 64 53 46 43 40 37 43 62 69 59
Dewpt            31 34 39 43 43 42 42 39 38 39 40 40 40 41 34 33 29 29 30 30 30
Min/Max RH                   45          90          42          83          23
RH               94 83 50 45 62 76 86 82 87 78 49 42 61 83 73 76 74 58 30 23 33
Wind Dir          E NE  S  S  S  S SW SW SW  W  W SW  S  S  W  W  W  W SW SW  S
Wind Spd          3  2  4  6  5  5  6  5  5  4  4  4  4  4  4  5  5  4  5  8  8
Clouds           FW FW FW FW FW FW SC SC B1 B2 B2 B1 SC SC FW CL FW CL CL CL CL
Clouds(%)        21 18 21 17 18 18 26 34 62 81 71 63 44 34 10  5  9  5  3  5  2
PoP 12hr                      0           0          30          10           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Rain SHWRS                                C  C  C  C
TSTMS                                     S  S  S  S
Obvis            PF
LAL                     1     1     1     1     3     3     1     1     1     1
Haines                  3     4     3     2     2     3     3     4     4     4
Mix Hgt              1100  2300   200   100   200  1300   500   100   900  2600
T Wind Dir              N    SE     S    SW     W    SW    SW     W     W    SW
T Wind Spd              3     8     6     6     5     5     8     5     4    11
RFTI              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date               Thu 12/21/17  Fri 12/22/17  Sat 12/23/17  Sun 12/24/17
UTC 6hrly     06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Min/Max            43    73      33    51      26    50      27    38
Temp          48   43 66 57 41   33 47 41 31   26 44 41 32   27 35 31
Dewpt         32   32 34 30 32   25 16 18 19   17 18 19 23   22 16 16
Max/Min RH         66    22      74    25      68    28      79    40
RH            54   65 30 35 70   73 29 38 60   67 34 41 69   79 44 53
PWind Dir          SW    SW       W    NW       S    SE       E     N
Wind Char         <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    CL   CL FW FW SC   SC SC SC SC   FW FW FW SC   SC B1 SC
PoP 12hr            0     0       5     5       5     5      10    10

$$

TXZ035-182215-
Lubbock-Lubbock TX
33.67N 101.82W Elev. 3280 ft
314 AM CST Mon Dec 18 2017

Date             Mon 12/18/17            Tue 12/19/17            Wed 12/20/17
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
CST 3hrly     03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18

Max/Min                      62          36          62          31          68
Temp             32 38 56 62 52 45 42 39 36 41 56 62 50 42 38 34 31 38 59 68 56
Dewpt            27 30 35 38 37 36 34 32 31 31 31 31 29 30 26 25 23 23 25 24 24
Min/Max RH                   39          82          31          71          19
RH               81 73 45 39 55 70 74 76 81 67 38 31 44 63 63 68 71 54 26 19 29
Wind Dir         SW  N  S  S  S  S SW  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W SW SW
Wind Spd          3  3  4 10  6  6  8  6  5  5  8  6  6  6  6  6  5  5 10 13 10
Clouds           SC SC SC SC SC SC FW FW SC SC SC B1 SC FW CL CL CL CL CL CL CL
Clouds(%)        42 35 34 37 34 39 23 22 34 48 50 62 31  7  5  3  5  3  2  2  1
PoP 12hr                      5           0          10           5           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  3     2     2     3     3     3     3     3     3     4
Mix Hgt              1500  3400   100   100  2600  5200   100   100  1600  3200
T Wind Dir              W     S    SW     W     W    SW     W    NW     W    SW
T Wind Spd              5    10     5     8     8    10     5     6     9    17
RFTI              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date               Thu 12/21/17  Fri 12/22/17  Sat 12/23/17  Sun 12/24/17
UTC 6hrly     06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Min/Max            37    68      28    48      24    48      23    36
Temp          44   37 61 52 36   28 43 39 29   24 42 38 28   23 33 29
Dewpt         27   27 25 19 21   18 16 13 13   12 15 15 19   17 12 14
Max/Min RH         66    17      65    25      61    26      77    38
RH            52   66 25 26 53   64 33 34 50   59 32 38 68   77 41 54
PWind Dir          SW    SW      NW    NW      SW     S       E    NE
Wind Char         <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    CL   CL FW FW SC   SC SC SC FW   FW FW SC B1   B1 B1 SC
PoP 12hr            0     0       0     5       5     5      10    10

$$

TXZ031-182215-
Matador RAWS-Cottle TX
34.13N 100.42W Elev. 1900 ft
314 AM CST Mon Dec 18 2017

Date             Mon 12/18/17            Tue 12/19/17            Wed 12/20/17
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
CST 3hrly     03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18

Max/Min                      65          40          65          37          70
Temp             32 38 58 65 56 49 45 43 40 45 59 65 54 47 43 40 37 43 62 70 59
Dewpt            30 31 36 38 40 41 40 37 36 36 36 36 36 38 36 32 30 31 30 29 28
Min/Max RH                   37          85          34          78          22
RH               90 75 44 37 56 74 82 80 83 72 42 34 51 72 75 72 76 62 29 22 31
Wind Dir         SW SW  S  S  S  S SW SW  W  W  W  S SE  S  W  W NW  W SW  S  S
Wind Spd          3  2  3  6  5  6  6  5  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  5  5  4  5  9  9
Clouds           SC FW FW FW FW FW SC SC SC B1 B1 B2 SC SC FW FW FW CL CL CL CL
Clouds(%)        27 18 20 13 16 20 28 28 39 60 64 72 46 48 13  7 11  3  2  3  0
PoP 12hr                      0           0          20          10           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Rain SHWRS                                S  S  S  S
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  3     3     3     3     3     3     3     3     4     5
Mix Hgt              1400  2200   400   300   800   900   300   600  1500  3600
T Wind Dir              W    SE    SE    SW     W     E     E    NW     W     S
T Wind Spd              3    10     6     4     3     3     4     6     4    13
RFTI              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date               Thu 12/21/17  Fri 12/22/17  Sat 12/23/17  Sun 12/24/17
UTC 6hrly     06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Min/Max            42    72      32    49      26    47      24    37
Temp          48   42 65 56 40   32 45 40 31   26 42 38 29   24 34 30
Dewpt         30   29 30 26 26   21 17 17 18   17 17 18 21   19 12 15
Max/Min RH         60    19      62    27      70    30      79    37
RH            50   59 27 31 57   62 32 40 59   69 36 44 72   79 40 52
PWind Dir          SW    SW       W    NW       E    SE      NE     N
Wind Char         <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    CL   CL FW FW SC   SC SC SC FW   FW FW SC B1   B1 B1 SC
PoP 12hr            0     0       0     5       5     5      10    10

$$

TXZ029-182215-
Plainview-Hale TX
34.18N 101.71W Elev. 3372 ft
314 AM CST Mon Dec 18 2017

Date             Mon 12/18/17            Tue 12/19/17            Wed 12/20/17
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
CST 3hrly     03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18

Max/Min                      61          35          60          31          66
Temp             30 36 55 61 51 44 41 38 35 40 54 60 49 41 37 34 31 38 58 66 54
Dewpt            27 30 35 36 36 36 35 33 32 32 31 30 29 28 26 25 25 24 25 24 24
Min/Max RH                   38          89          32          77          20
RH               88 78 47 38 55 73 80 82 88 73 41 32 46 60 64 69 77 57 28 20 31
Wind Dir         SW SW  S  S  S  S SW SW  W  W  W  W  W  W NW  W  W  W SW SW SW
Wind Spd          4  3  5  9  5  5  5  6  5  5  6  5  4  4  4  5  4  4 11 13  9
Clouds           SC SC FW FW SC FW FW FW FW SC SC B1 SC FW FW CL FW CL CL CL CL
Clouds(%)        40 28 22 18 26 21 14 15 20 35 40 54 28  8  7  4  6  2  1  1  1
PoP 12hr                      0           0           5           5           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  3     3     2     3     3     3     3     3     5     5
Mix Hgt              1700  4800   100   100  3500  6900   100   100  1700  3200
T Wind Dir             SW     S     S    SW     W     W     W     W     W    SW
T Wind Spd              5    12     6     8     9    13     6     6     9    19
RFTI              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date               Thu 12/21/17  Fri 12/22/17  Sat 12/23/17  Sun 12/24/17
UTC 6hrly     06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Min/Max            36    66      26    46      23    44      20    33
Temp          42   36 59 50 34   26 41 37 28   23 39 35 25   20 30 26
Dewpt         27   27 26 20 21   19 16 14 15   14 16 15 20   16 10 13
Max/Min RH         69    19      73    28      69    31      85    39
RH            54   69 28 30 57   73 35 38 58   67 38 44 81   83 42 56
PWind Dir          SW    SW      NW    NW      SW     S       E     N
Wind Char         <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    CL   CL FW FW SC   SC SC SC FW   FW SC SC B1   B1 B1 SC
PoP 12hr            0     0       0     5       5     5      10    10

$$

Below is a weather element key for this product

Day 1 through 3...
Max/Min Temp or Min/Max Temp(F).....Maximum/Minimum Air Temperature
Temp(F).............................Air Temperature
Dewpt(F)............................Dew Point Temperature
Min/Max RH or Max/Min RH(%).........Maximum/Minimum Humidity
RH(%)...............................Relative Humidity
Wind Dir(8 point compass)...........20 ft. Wind Direction
Wind Dir Deg(degrees)...............20 ft. Wind Direction in Tens of Degrees
                                    Relative to Due North.
     Example: 09 = 90 Degrees = East; 18 = 180 Degrees = South;
              27 = 270 Degrees = West; 36 = 360 Degrees = North
Wind Spd(MPH).......................20 ft. Wind Speed
Wind Gust(MPH)......................20 ft. Wind Gust
Wind Chill..........................Wind Chill Temperature
Heat Index..........................Heat Index
Clouds(CAT).........................Cloud Cover Category
     Example: CL = Clear; FW = Few; SC = Scattered;
              B1 = Mostly Cloudy; B2 = Considerable Clouds; OV = Overcast
Clouds(%)...........................Cloud Cover as a Percentage
PoP 12Hr(%).........................Probability of Measurable Precipitation
QPF 12Hr(in)........................Liquid Equivalent Precipitation Amount
Weather...
     Type...
       Rain...........Rain
       Rain SHWRS.....Rain Showers
       TSTMS..........Thunderstorms
       Drizzle........Drizzle
       Snow...........Snow
       SnowSHWRS......Snow Showers
       Sleet..........Sleet
       Flurries.......Flurries
       FRZG Rain......Freezing Rain
       FRZG DRZL......Freezing Drizzle
     Coverage...
       S..............Slight Chance
       C..............Chance
       L..............Likely
       O..............Occasional
       D..............Definite
       AR.............Areas
       PA.............Patchy
OBVIS...............................Obstruction to Visibility
     TYPE...
       F..............Fog
       PF.............Patchy Fog
       F+.............Dense Fog
       H..............Haze
       BS.............Blowing Snow
       K..............Smoke
       BD.............Blowing Dust
       AF.............Volcanic Ashfall
LAL(CAT)............................Lightning Activity Level
Mix Hgt(feet AGL)...................Mixing Height
T Wind Dir(8 point compass).........Transport Wind Direction
T Wind Spd(MPH).....................Transport Wind Speed
ADI (Index).........................Atmospheric Dispersion Index
Dispersion..........................LDSI
MAX LVORI...........................LVORI
STA PRES (Inches Mercury)...........Station Pressure
ADI (Index).........................Atmospheric Dispersion Index
Ceiling (ft)........................Ceiling
Stability (CAT).....................Pasquil Turner Stability
Watch/Warning/Advisory...
     Example: W = Warning; Y = Advisory; A = Watch
     in effect for the indicated hour

Day 4 through 7...
Max/Min Temp or Min/Max Temp(F).....Maximum/Minimum Air Temperature
Temp(F).............................Air Temperature
Dwpt................................Dew Point Temperature
RH(%)...............................Relative Humidity
Wind Spd(MPH).......................20 ft Wind Speed
     Example: <15 = Less than 15 MPH; 15> = 15 MPH or greater
Avg Clouds(CAT).....................Average Cloud Cover Category
PoP 12Hr(%).........................Probability for Accumulating Precipitation
Weather...
     See Day 1 through 3 Weather Descriptions



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