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National Weather Service Lubbock TX
253 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

TXZ024-181045-
Caprock RAWS-Briscoe TX
34.41N 101.05W Elev. 2561 ft
253 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

Date           12/17/17      Mon 12/18/17            Tue 12/19/17            Wed
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                      34          60          39          64          36
Temp          55 47 41 38 36 34 39 54 60 52 46 43 41 39 44 58 64 53 46 42 39 36
Dewpt         27 29 28 27 26 26 30 34 37 38 38 37 36 35 34 34 34 33 32 30 30 29
Max/Min RH                   78          42          87          32          75
RH            34 50 59 63 66 72 70 47 43 60 74 79 83 87 69 40 32 46 59 62 69 75
Wind Dir       N  N NW SW SW SW SW  S  S  S  S SW SW  W  W  W SW SE SW NW NW  W
Wind Spd       4  3  2  1  2  3  4  4  4  4  5  6  6  8  6  4  2  1  4  8  8  6
Clouds        FW SC SC SC SC B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC FW FW FW
Clouds(%)     23 29 33 36 44 52 41 30 28 27 31 35 40 44 43 41 39 38 27 15 12  8
PoP 12hr                      5           5           0          10          10
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  2     3     3     3     2     2     3     3     3     4
Mix Hgt               200   100   800  1000   800   300   800  5400   100   100
T Wind Dir              N     W     W     S     S     W     W    SW     W     W
T Wind Spd              2     4     3     5     8     8     6     5     6     9
RFTI           0  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 NO


Date           12/20/17  Thu 12/21/17  Fri 12/22/17  Sat 12/23/17  Sun 12/24/17
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      44    71      29    43      26    49      24    36
Temp          60 58 49   44 65 54 38   29 40 36 30   26 44 39 29   24 33 30
Dewpt         28 27 26   28 26 21 19   14 13 17 14   17 16 19 20   18 12 15
Min/Max RH       22      53    17      52    31      68    28      76    39
RH            29 30 41   52 23 27 47   52 33 45 52   68 32 44 68   76 41 53
PWind Dir        SW      SW     W      NW    NW       S     S      NE    NE
Wind Char       <15     <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    CL CL CL   CL FW FW FW   SC SC SC SC   SC SC SC B1   B1 B1 SC
PoP 12hr          0       0     0       0     5       5     5      10    10

$$

TXZ026-181045-
Childress-Childress TX
34.43N 100.28W Elev. 1952 ft
253 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

Date           12/17/17      Mon 12/18/17            Tue 12/19/17            Wed
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                      32          59          39          62          36
Temp          57 47 41 37 35 32 37 53 59 51 46 43 41 39 43 57 62 52 45 41 39 36
Dewpt         31 33 32 31 29 28 30 33 36 38 39 40 38 36 36 36 36 36 35 33 32 32
Max/Min RH                   88          42          89          38          88
RH            37 57 71 78 79 84 75 47 42 60 77 88 88 88 75 46 38 54 68 72 76 84
Wind Dir       N  N NE SE  S  W SW  S  S  S  S  S SW  W  W  W SW SE NE NW NW NW
Wind Spd       5  2  2  1  1  0  2  4  4  5  6  6  5  5  4  4  4  4  4  5  5  4
Clouds        FW FW SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC FW FW FW
Clouds(%)     20 25 27 30 38 47 37 26 27 28 32 38 43 48 48 48 49 49 34 18 14 10
PoP 12hr                      0           5           0          10          10
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  2     2     3     4     2     2     2     3     3     4
Mix Hgt               100   100   900  1200  1400  1000   500   700   100     0
T Wind Dir              S     W     W     S     S    SW     W    SE     N    NW
T Wind Spd              3     1     3     5     9     4     4     3     3     4
RFTI           0  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 NO


Date           12/20/17  Thu 12/21/17  Fri 12/22/17  Sat 12/23/17  Sun 12/24/17
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          66      42    73      29    44      25    49      26    36
Temp          59 57 47   42 66 56 38   29 41 37 29   25 43 40 31   26 34 30
Dewpt         33 29 28   28 28 24 21   16 13 17 16   16 17 20 21   19 13 15
Min/Max RH       26      57    17      57    30      68    30      74    39
RH            37 34 47   57 24 29 49   57 32 44 58   68 34 44 66   74 42 53
PWind Dir        SW       S    SW      NW    NW       S    SE      NE    NE
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW CL CL   CL FW FW FW   SC SC SC SC   SC SC SC B1   B1 B1 SC
PoP 12hr          0       0     0       0     5       5     5      10    10

$$

TXZ043-181045-
Jayton RAWS-Kent TX
33.23N 100.57W Elev. 1905 ft
253 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

Date           12/17/17      Mon 12/18/17            Tue 12/19/17            Wed
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          60          42          64          38
Temp          61 50 43 39 36 33 38 54 60 53 48 46 44 42 46 59 64 54 47 43 41 38
Dewpt         31 33 32 32 31 32 35 39 41 41 41 40 39 38 38 37 37 36 35 34 31 30
Max/Min RH                  100          49          85          37          77
RH            32 52 67 76 83 96 90 58 49 64 76 80 82 84 71 44 37 51 64 70 69 74
Wind Dir      NW NE  E  E  E  E  E  S  S  S  S SW SW SW SW  W  W SW  W  W  W  W
Wind Spd       4  4  4  4  4  3  4  4  4  4  5  5  5  5  5  5  5  5  5  5  5  5
Clouds        FW FW SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC FW FW FW
Clouds(%)     22 25 28 30 33 36 35 34 30 26 35 46 57 66 59 51 43 36 26 16 13  9
PoP 12hr                      0           5           5          20          10
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0        0.03           0
Rain SHWRS                                            S  S  S  S
Obvis                  PF PF PF
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  3     4     3     4     2     2     2     3     4     4
Mix Hgt               100   300  1000  1400  1400   600   500  2700   100   100
T Wind Dir              E    NE     E    SE    SW    SW     W     W     W     W
T Wind Spd              4     3     4     4    11    10     9     8     6     8
RFTI           0  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 NO


Date           12/20/17  Thu 12/21/17  Fri 12/22/17  Sat 12/23/17  Sun 12/24/17
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          68      44    75      31    46      27    53      28    39
Temp          61 59 49   44 68 58 40   31 43 39 31   27 47 43 33   28 36 32
Dewpt         31 29 31   32 33 27 27   19 14 17 19   18 19 21 24   22 18 17
Min/Max RH       24      65    19      61    27      68    27      77    40
RH            32 33 50   63 28 30 59   59 31 41 59   68 32 41 69   77 47 53
PWind Dir        SW      SW    SW       W    NW      SW     S      SE    NE
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW CL CL   CL FW FW FW   SC B1 SC SC   SC SC SC SC   SC B1 SC
PoP 12hr          0       0     0       0     5       5     5       5    10

$$

TXZ035-181045-
Lubbock-Lubbock TX
33.67N 101.82W Elev. 3280 ft
253 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

Date           12/17/17      Mon 12/18/17            Tue 12/19/17            Wed
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                      32          58          35          60          32
Temp          58 48 41 37 35 32 37 52 58 49 43 40 38 35 40 54 60 49 42 38 35 32
Dewpt         25 24 26 27 27 27 31 34 36 36 36 35 33 32 31 31 31 30 29 29 27 25
Max/Min RH                   91          44          88          33          75
RH            28 39 55 66 73 81 79 50 44 61 77 83 83 88 71 41 33 47 61 70 72 74
Wind Dir      NW  E  E  E  E  E SE  S  S  S  S SW  W  W  W  W  W  W  W NW NW NW
Wind Spd       4  4  4  4  4  3  4  5  6  6  6  8  6  6  6  8  8  6  6  6  6  5
Clouds        SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC FW FW FW CL
Clouds(%)     32 42 44 45 48 50 47 43 38 34 38 42 46 50 46 41 36 32 20  8  6  5
PoP 12hr                      5           5           5          10           5
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  2     3     3     2     2     2     3     3     4     4
Mix Hgt               100   200   700  1000   400   200   500  4100   100   100
T Wind Dir             SE    SE     E    SE     S     W     W     W    NW    NW
T Wind Spd              5     3     3     6     6     8     8    10     9     6
RFTI           0  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 NO


Date           12/20/17  Thu 12/21/17  Fri 12/22/17  Sat 12/23/17  Sun 12/24/17
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          66      39    69      26    44      25    52      24    38
Temp          58 55 45   39 62 52 35   26 40 37 29   25 46 41 30   24 35 31
Dewpt         25 24 26   26 25 18 20   16 14 15 13   14 16 18 20   19 14 15
Min/Max RH       21      59    16      64    30      64    25      80    37
RH            28 29 48   59 24 25 54   64 34 41 51   62 30 39 66   80 42 51
PWind Dir        SW      SW    SW       W    NW      SW    SW       E    NE
Wind Char       <15     <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    CL CL CL   CL FW FW FW   SC SC SC SC   SC SC SC SC   B1 B1 SC
PoP 12hr          0       0     0       0     5       5     5      10    10

$$

TXZ031-181045-
Matador RAWS-Cottle TX
34.13N 100.42W Elev. 1900 ft
253 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

Date           12/17/17      Mon 12/18/17            Tue 12/19/17            Wed
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                      32          62          39          65          36
Temp          58 48 41 37 35 32 38 55 62 53 47 44 42 39 44 59 65 54 46 42 39 36
Dewpt         30 31 31 30 29 28 31 34 37 39 40 40 38 36 36 36 37 36 35 32 30 30
Max/Min RH                   91          39          89          35          82
RH            34 53 68 74 79 84 76 46 40 60 78 86 88 88 73 42 35 51 66 67 70 79
Wind Dir      NW  N  E SE  S  W SW  S  S  S  S  S SW  W  W  W SW SE NE NW NW NW
Wind Spd       4  3  3  2  1  0  2  3  4  5  6  6  6  5  4  4  3  4  4  6  6  6
Clouds        FW FW SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC FW FW FW
Clouds(%)     20 25 28 31 38 45 37 28 27 27 32 38 45 50 49 47 45 44 31 19 15 10
PoP 12hr                      0           5           0          20          10
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     2     2     2     3     3     4
Mix Hgt               200   200   900  1400  1400  1000   600  1600   200   200
T Wind Dir             SE     W     W     S     S    SW     W     S     N    NW
T Wind Spd              3     3     3     6    10     4     4     3     4     6
RFTI           0  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 NO


Date           12/20/17  Thu 12/21/17  Fri 12/22/17  Sat 12/23/17  Sun 12/24/17
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          68      43    75      30    46      26    52      26    38
Temp          61 58 48   43 68 57 39   30 42 38 30   26 46 42 31   26 35 32
Dewpt         32 29 29   29 29 24 22   16 14 18 16   17 18 20 21   20 14 15
Min/Max RH       24      57    17      55    29      68    27      77    37
RH            34 33 47   57 23 28 49   55 31 43 56   68 32 41 65   77 41 49
PWind Dir        SW      SW    SW      NW    NW       S    SE       E     N
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW CL CL   CL FW FW FW   SC SC SC SC   SC SC SC B1   B1 B1 SC
PoP 12hr          0       0     0       0     5       5     5      10    10

$$

TXZ029-181045-
Plainview-Hale TX
34.18N 101.71W Elev. 3372 ft
253 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

Date           12/17/17      Mon 12/18/17            Tue 12/19/17            Wed
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                      30          58          33          58          31
Temp          55 45 39 35 33 30 35 52 58 48 42 38 36 33 38 52 58 47 40 37 34 31
Dewpt         26 26 27 27 26 26 30 35 36 36 36 34 33 32 32 32 32 31 30 29 27 26
Max/Min RH                   91          44          95          37          81
RH            32 46 63 72 76 84 81 53 44 62 81 84 90 95 79 46 37 52 67 73 75 81
Wind Dir       N NE  E SE  S SW  S  S  S  S SW SW SW  W  W  W  W NW NW NW NW NW
Wind Spd       4  2  3  3  3  2  4  5  5  4  5  6  5  5  5  6  6  5  5  5  5  5
Clouds        SC SC SC SC SC B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC FW FW FW FW
Clouds(%)     27 33 39 45 49 54 44 35 31 26 30 35 40 44 42 39 37 35 22  9  8  6
PoP 12hr                      5           5           0          10           5
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  2     3     3     3     2     3     3     4     3     4
Mix Hgt               200   100   600   900   200   200   600  3100   100   100
T Wind Dir             SE    SW    SW     S    SW     W     W     W    NW     W
T Wind Spd              4     4     3     6     8     9     8     9     9     6
RFTI           0  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 NO


Date           12/20/17  Thu 12/21/17  Fri 12/22/17  Sat 12/23/17  Sun 12/24/17
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      37    68      25    42      24    50      21    35
Temp          57 54 43   37 61 51 34   25 38 35 28   24 44 39 27   21 32 28
Dewpt         25 24 26   26 25 19 19   16 13 16 13   15 16 16 21   18 13 14
Min/Max RH       22      64    17      67    32      68    25      88    40
RH            29 31 51   63 25 28 54   67 35 45 53   67 32 39 77   87 45 54
PWind Dir        SW      SW    SW       W    NW       S    SW       E    NE
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    CL CL CL   CL FW FW FW   SC SC SC SC   SC SC SC B1   B1 B1 SC
PoP 12hr          0       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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