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National Weather Service Lubbock TX
227 PM CST Thu Feb 22 2018

TXZ024-231015-
Caprock RAWS-Briscoe TX
34.41N 101.05W Elev. 2561 ft
227 PM CST Thu Feb 22 2018

Date           02/22/18      Fri 02/23/18            Sat 02/24/18            Sun
UTC 3hrly     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CST 3hrly     15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06

Min/Max                      33          58          41          61          27
Temp          44 47 37 36 35 34 41 54 58 52 41 41 43 42 43 55 61 56 42 36 30 27
Dewpt         32 34 32 31 31 28 31 29 31 39 40 41 40 36 22 12  9  6  9  8 10 11
Max/Min RH                   85          36          98          12          50
RH            61 62 82 81 82 79 67 38 37 61 95 97 91 78 43 18 12 13 25 31 42 50
Wind Dir       S  S  S SW SW  W NW  E SE SE SE  S  S  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W
Wind Spd       8  8  4  4  5  5  4  5 10 10  9  9  6 11 19 23 24 13  9  8  8  6
Clouds        SC FW SC B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B2 B2 SC FW CL FW CL CL CL CL FW
Clouds(%)     29 20 38 57 28 30 29 40 33 35 59 74 76 32 17  4  6  2  2  4  4 10
PoP 12hr                      0          10          20           5           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0        0.01           0           0
Rain                                      S  S  S  S
Obvis                                                      BD BD
Fire Weather                                                A  A
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  5     5     3     5     5     4     5     4     4     5
Mix Hgt               600   100  2000  2200  1400   600  6300  8100  4600   100
T Wind Dir              S     W    SW    SE    SE    SW     W     W     W     W
T Wind Spd              5     4     3    12    14    12    27    24    10     9
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  4  1  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL CL EL NO NO NO NO


Date           02/25/18  Mon 02/26/18  Tue 02/27/18  Wed 02/28/18  Thu 03/01/18
UTC 6hrly     18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Max/Min          61      27    62      36    69      41    68      38    62
Temp          54 56 36   27 53 57 42   36 58 64 48   41 62 63 46   38 55 57
Dewpt         13 11 14   14 17 19 26   28 37 34 35   32 26 26 29   27 24 22
Min/Max RH       14      57    18      73    29      71    20      65    21
RH            19 16 41   57 24 22 53   72 45 33 60   69 26 24 51   64 30 25
PWind Dir         W      NW     S       S     S      SW     W      NW    SW
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW CL   CL CL CL FW   FW SC SC SC   SC SC SC SC   SC FW FW
PoP 12hr          0       0     0       0     5      10     5      10     5

$$

TXZ026-231015-
Childress-Childress TX
34.43N 100.28W Elev. 1952 ft
227 PM CST Thu Feb 22 2018

Date           02/22/18      Fri 02/23/18            Sat 02/24/18            Sun
UTC 3hrly     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CST 3hrly     15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06

Min/Max                      28          52          40          64          29
Temp          33 34 31 30 29 28 35 49 52 49 41 41 40 40 45 58 64 59 46 39 33 29
Dewpt         31 32 31 30 29 28 30 32 33 37 38 39 38 38 31 18 14 14 16 15 13 14
Max/Min RH                  100          48          95          14          53
RH            91 92100100100100 83 52 48 63 87 91 91 91 57 21 14 17 30 38 43 53
Wind Dir       S  S SE  S  S  W  N  E SE SE SE SE  S SW  W  W  W NW  W SW  W  S
Wind Spd       4  6  6  6  4  4  4  6 10  8  6  8  4  5 14 21 24 13  4  5  5  5
Clouds        B1 B1 B1 B1 SC B1 SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 FW CL CL CL CL CL CL FW
Clouds(%)     57 53 57 61 43 52 43 61 59 68 80 82 87 64 16  4  4  3  2  4  4  8
PoP 12hr                      0          10          30          10           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0        0.02           0           0
Rain                                      C  C  C  C
TSTMS                                     C  C  C  C
Obvis                                                      BD BD
Fire Weather                                                A  A
LAL                     1     1     1     1     3     3     1     1     1     1
Haines                  5     5     3     4     5     4     5     4     4     5
Mix Hgt              1000     0   800  1200  1100   500  5600  8000     0     0
T Wind Dir              S    NE     N     E    SE     S     W     W    SW     W
T Wind Spd              5     1     3    11    10     4    19    21     6     6
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  4  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL CL NO NO NO NO NO


Date           02/25/18  Mon 02/26/18  Tue 02/27/18  Wed 02/28/18  Thu 03/01/18
UTC 6hrly     18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Max/Min          64      29    63      37    67      44    68      39    64
Temp          55 58 38   29 55 59 43   37 57 63 51   44 63 64 48   39 57 60
Dewpt         16 16 15   15 20 22 27   28 38 39 39   41 32 30 30   29 26 24
Min/Max RH       14      55    20      70    36      89    24      67    22
RH            21 19 38   55 25 24 52   70 49 41 64   89 32 28 49   67 30 25
PWind Dir        SW      NW    SW       S     S       S     W       N    NW
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW FW   CL CL FW FW   FW SC SC SC   B1 SC B1 SC   SC SC FW
PoP 12hr          0       0     0       0     5      10     5      10    10

$$

TXZ043-231015-
Jayton RAWS-Kent TX
33.23N 100.57W Elev. 1905 ft
227 PM CST Thu Feb 22 2018

Date           02/22/18      Fri 02/23/18            Sat 02/24/18            Sun
UTC 3hrly     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CST 3hrly     15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06

Min/Max                      31          58          42          65          30
Temp          39 42 35 32 31 31 38 57 58 54 46 42 43 44 48 60 65 60 47 40 33 30
Dewpt         32 35 34 32 31 31 36 39 41 43 42 42 42 42 33 20 11 10 12 14 11 13
Max/Min RH                  100          51         100          12          51
RH            76 75 98100100100 93 52 54 67 87 99 96 94 58 21 12 14 24 35 40 51
Wind Dir       S  S  S  S SW  W NW SE SE  E SE SE  S SW  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W
Wind Spd       4  4  5  5  4  4  3  5  6  6  5  4  4  8 13 21 23 13  8  4  5  4
Clouds        B1 B1 B1 B2 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 OV B2 B1 FW FW FW CL CL FW CL FW
Clouds(%)     59 54 66 79 58 68 70 77 81 73 79 88 87 56 15  9 10  4  2  9  3  6
PoP 12hr                      5          30          40          10           0
QPF 12hr                      0        0.04        0.07           0           0
Rain                          C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
TSTMS                         C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
Obvis                                                      BD BD
Fire Weather                                                A  A
LAL                     1     1     3     3     4     4     1     1     1     1
Haines                  4     4     4     5     5     4     5     5     4     5
Mix Hgt              1000   100  1600  1700   800  1400  4800  6600  3800     0
T Wind Dir              S    SW    SW    SE    SE    SW     W     W     W    SW
T Wind Spd              5     4     3     8     6    10    27    27     9     6
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  4  1  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL CL EL NO NO NO NO


Date           02/25/18  Mon 02/26/18  Tue 02/27/18  Wed 02/28/18  Thu 03/01/18
UTC 6hrly     18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Max/Min          67      30    64      40    70      48    72      42    66
Temp          62 62 40   30 58 61 46   40 62 67 53   48 69 69 50   42 61 63
Dewpt         16 14 15   16 20 23 31   32 42 40 45   42 34 31 31   33 28 24
Min/Max RH       12      55    19      72    36      81    22      69    21
RH            17 15 35   55 23 23 57   72 48 38 75   79 28 24 48   69 28 23
PWind Dir         W      NW     S       S     S       S     W      NW    NE
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW FW   CL CL FW FW   FW SC B1 B1   B1 B1 B1 SC   SC FW FW
PoP 12hr          0       0     0       0     5      10     5      10     5

$$

TXZ035-231015-
Lubbock-Lubbock TX
33.67N 101.82W Elev. 3280 ft
227 PM CST Thu Feb 22 2018

Date           02/22/18      Fri 02/23/18            Sat 02/24/18            Sun
UTC 3hrly     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CST 3hrly     15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06

Min/Max                      31          64          39          59          25
Temp          49 50 41 36 33 31 41 59 64 58 47 44 43 39 42 54 59 55 42 35 28 25
Dewpt         30 29 29 29 29 29 32 32 33 39 39 41 39 30 18 10  4  3  4  6  7  8
Max/Min RH                   92          29          91          10          48
RH            48 44 63 76 85 92 71 36 31 48 73 89 86 69 38 17 11 12 20 29 40 48
Wind Dir       S  S  S  S SW  W NW SE  S  S SE  S SW  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W
Wind Spd      10 10  8  6  6  5  4  6 13 12 11 10 11 12 21 25 29 20  9  8  6  5
Clouds        FW FW SC B1 SC SC SC SC SC FW SC B1 B2 FW FW FW FW CL CL FW FW FW
Clouds(%)     18 19 39 58 35 45 49 37 36 25 41 64 70 20 14 11 11  2  2 11  8 11
PoP 12hr                      0           5          10           0           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Obvis                                                      BD BD
Fire Weather                                                A  A
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  4     4     3     5     5     4     4     4     4     5
Mix Hgt              1100   100  4000  4300  1600   700  5600  6700  3800   100
T Wind Dir              S     W     W     S     S    SW     W     W     W     W
T Wind Spd              9     6     5    13    17    14    28    28     9     5
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  3  6  3  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL CL CH CL NO NO NO NO


Date           02/25/18  Mon 02/26/18  Tue 02/27/18  Wed 02/28/18  Thu 03/01/18
UTC 6hrly     18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Max/Min          58      24    62      36    69      39    67      36    63
Temp          53 54 34   24 53 58 42   36 61 66 46   39 61 64 45   36 56 59
Dewpt         10  8 10    9 11 13 23   27 34 27 30   29 22 22 24   27 23 20
Min/Max RH       13      52    13      70    22      67    17      69    20
RH            17 15 37   52 18 17 47   69 37 23 52   67 22 20 44   69 27 22
PWind Dir         W      NW    SW       S     S      SW     W       N     S
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   15>     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW CL FW   CL CL CL CL   FW SC SC SC   SC SC SC SC   SC FW FW
PoP 12hr          0       0     0       0     5      10     5      10     0

$$

TXZ031-231015-
Matador RAWS-Cottle TX
34.13N 100.42W Elev. 1900 ft
227 PM CST Thu Feb 22 2018

Date           02/22/18      Fri 02/23/18            Sat 02/24/18            Sun
UTC 3hrly     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CST 3hrly     15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06

Min/Max                      27          52          40          66          29
Temp          37 37 32 29 28 27 33 48 52 47 41 41 41 42 46 60 66 59 46 38 32 29
Dewpt         32 33 31 29 28 27 33 34 34 39 39 39 39 40 31 18 13 13 14 13 12 14
Max/Min RH                  100          51          97          13          54
RH            81 84 99100100100 98 58 51 73 89 94 94 93 57 20 13 16 27 35 42 54
Wind Dir      SE  S SE  S  S  W  N  E SE SE SE SE  S SW  W  W  W  W  W  W  W SW
Wind Spd       4  5  5  5  4  4  4  5  9  8  5  6  4  6 13 21 24 13  6  5  5  4
Clouds        B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 FW CL CL CL CL CL CL FW
Clouds(%)     58 52 58 64 38 50 41 66 64 67 81 81 85 57 15  5  5  3  2  5  3  8
PoP 12hr                      0          20          30          10           0
QPF 12hr                      0        0.01        0.03           0           0
Rain                                      C  C  C  C
Rain SHWRS                    S  S  S  S
TSTMS                                     C  C  C  C
Obvis                                                      BD BD
Fire Weather                                                A  A
LAL                     1     1     1     1     3     3     1     1     1     1
Haines                  5     5     3     5     5     4     5     5     4     5
Mix Hgt              1000   100  1000  1500  1200   600  5700  7800  4500   100
T Wind Dir              S     S     N    SE    SE     S     W     W    SW     W
T Wind Spd              5     1     3    12    10     9    24    24     9     6
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  4  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL CL NO NO NO NO NO


Date           02/25/18  Mon 02/26/18  Tue 02/27/18  Wed 02/28/18  Thu 03/01/18
UTC 6hrly     18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Max/Min          65      29    64      38    70      45    70      40    66
Temp          58 60 38   29 56 60 45   38 61 66 51   45 64 66 48   40 59 61
Dewpt         16 16 16   16 20 22 28   30 39 39 38   42 31 30 29   30 26 24
Min/Max RH       13      57    19      72    34      88    22      68    21
RH            19 17 40   57 24 24 52   72 45 38 61   88 28 27 47   68 29 24
PWind Dir        SW      NW    SW       S     S       S     W       N    NW
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW CL   CL CL FW FW   FW SC SC B1   B1 SC B1 SC   SC SC FW
PoP 12hr          0       0     0       5    10      10     5      10    10

$$

TXZ029-231015-
Plainview-Hale TX
34.18N 101.71W Elev. 3372 ft
227 PM CST Thu Feb 22 2018

Date           02/22/18      Fri 02/23/18            Sat 02/24/18            Sun
UTC 3hrly     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CST 3hrly     15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06

Min/Max                      29          61          36          57          25
Temp          48 48 39 35 32 29 40 55 61 55 43 41 40 36 39 51 57 52 39 32 27 25
Dewpt         30 29 30 30 29 26 29 29 29 37 40 40 38 31 18  9  4  1  4  6  8  9
Max/Min RH                   89          29         100          11          50
RH            50 47 70 80 89 88 65 36 29 51 90 97 94 80 43 18 11 12 23 33 43 50
Wind Dir      SW  S  S SW SW  W  W SE  S  S  S  S SW  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W
Wind Spd      10  8  8  6  5  4  3  5 11 11 10 10 11 12 19 24 24 17  9  8  6  5
Clouds        FW FW SC B1 SC FW SC SC FW FW SC B1 B1 FW FW CL FW CL CL CL CL FW
Clouds(%)     17 17 35 52 30 22 27 28 20 14 35 61 63 13 18  5  7  2  3  4  5 11
PoP 12hr                      0           5          10           0           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Obvis                                                      BD BD
Fire Weather                                                A  A
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  5     5     2     5     5     4     4     4     4     5
Mix Hgt              1000   100  4000  4400  1900   700  6000  7300  4100   100
T Wind Dir              S    SW    SW     S     S    SW     W     W    SW     W
T Wind Spd             10     8     5    14    17    18    29    25    10     6
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  3  5  1  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO CL CH EL NO NO NO NO


Date           02/25/18  Mon 02/26/18  Tue 02/27/18  Wed 02/28/18  Thu 03/01/18
UTC 6hrly     18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Max/Min          57      23    59      34    67      38    65      34    59
Temp          52 53 32   23 50 54 40   34 58 62 45   38 60 60 42   34 53 54
Dewpt         10  7 11   10 12 13 23   26 34 27 29   26 22 23 24   26 23 20
Min/Max RH       15      57    15      72    24      63    19      72    23
RH            18 15 40   56 21 19 51   72 40 26 54   62 23 24 48   72 31 26
PWind Dir         W       W     S       S     S      SW     W       N     W
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW FW   CL CL CL CL   FW SC SC SC   SC SC SC SC   SC FW FW
PoP 12hr          0       0     0       0     5      10     5      10     0

$$

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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