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National Weather Service Lubbock TX
246 PM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

TXZ024-201015-
Caprock RAWS-Briscoe TX
34.41N 101.05W Elev. 2561 ft
246 PM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

Date           02/19/18      Tue 02/20/18            Wed 02/21/18            Thu
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                      49          71          26          39          27
Temp          77 72 63 61 56 52 57 66 71 66 52 41 33 28 26 33 39 36 30 29 27 28
Dewpt         34 36 41 42 42 39 39 32 26 25 25 22 17 13 11 12 14 18 20 21 22 21
Max/Min RH                   68          19          54          36          81
RH            21 27 45 50 59 61 51 29 19 21 35 45 51 51 52 40 36 46 65 72 81 75
Wind Dir      SW  S  S SW SW SW  W  W  W  W NE NE NE  N NE NE NE NE  E NE NE NE
Wind Spd      21 14 12 12 11  9 12 12 11  6  9 12 11 14 14 13 11 10  6  4  4  4
Clouds        SC SC SC SC FW CL CL CL CL FW SC FW SC B1 B2 OV OV B2 B1 B1 B1 B2
Clouds(%)     46 48 43 33 22  4  5  2  4 22 36 23 30 67 84 89 95 78 64 57 55 83
PoP 12hr                      5           0           5          20          20
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0        0.02        0.02
Drizzle                                                     O  O
FRZG DRZL                                             O  O           O  O  O
FRZG RAIN                                                            S  S  S  S
Rain                                                              S  S  S  S  C
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  2     3     5     4     2     2     2     2     2     5
Mix Hgt               400   200  5500  7700  5600  2200  2200  1900  1900  1400
T Wind Dir              S    SW     W    SW     E    NE    NE    NE    NE    NE
T Wind Spd             11     9    16    11    18    16    17    16     9     6
RFTI           2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date           02/22/18  Fri 02/23/18  Sat 02/24/18  Sun 02/25/18  Mon 02/26/18
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          45      33    62      39    65      32    67      34    64
Temp          36 43 35   34 54 57 44   39 57 58 40   32 58 62 43   34 58 58
Dewpt         23 28 34   34 34 31 32   28 26 23 24   21 21 17 18   17 21 20
Min/Max RH       49     100    32      68    20      63    14      49    17
RH            60 55 97   99 47 36 64   65 30 26 53   63 23 17 37   49 25 23
PWind Dir         E      SE    SE       S     W      NW    SW      SW     W
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    OV B2 B1   B1 B1 SC SC   SC SC FW FW   FW FW FW CL   CL FW FW
PoP 12hr         30      20    10      10    10       5     0       5     5

$$

TXZ026-201015-
Childress-Childress TX
34.43N 100.28W Elev. 1952 ft
246 PM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

Date           02/19/18      Tue 02/20/18            Wed 02/21/18            Thu
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                      49          73          27          39          30
Temp          81 75 64 61 57 50 56 68 73 67 51 41 34 28 29 36 39 38 35 33 31 30
Dewpt         35 44 48 49 48 46 43 35 29 25 24 21 17 11 10 12 15 16 22 22 23 23
Max/Min RH                   86          19          51          36          78
RH            19 32 55 64 72 86 61 29 19 20 35 44 49 49 43 36 37 40 60 64 72 75
Wind Dir      SW  S  S  S  S SW  W  W  W  N NE NE NE  N  N  N  N NE NE NE NE  N
Wind Spd      21 14 13 13 10  8 11 13 11  9 13 13 13 17 18 13 12 11  6  5  6  6
Clouds        B1 B1 B1 B1 SC FW CL CL CL FW FW FW SC B1 B2 OV OV OV B2 B2 B1 B2
Clouds(%)     58 58 54 55 38 14  1  1  2  6 21 20 31 62 82 93 97 89 77 74 61 84
PoP 12hr                     10           5           0          20          20
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0        0.04        0.02
Drizzle                                                     O  O
FRZG DRZL                                             O  O           O  O  O
FRZG RAIN                                                            S  S  S  S
Rain                                                              S  S  S  S  C
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  2     3     5     4     2     3     2     2     2     4
Mix Hgt              4100   500  5200  7700  5600  2200  2200  2200  2300  1500
T Wind Dir              S    SW     W    SW    NE    NE    NE     N     N    NE
T Wind Spd             19    11    14    10    19    20    18    16    13    11
RFTI           2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date           02/22/18  Fri 02/23/18  Sat 02/24/18  Sun 02/25/18  Mon 02/26/18
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          43      35    59      41    66      31    67      33    65
Temp          39 42 37   36 53 56 46   41 59 59 41   31 58 62 43   33 58 59
Dewpt         23 28 35   35 36 36 34   32 32 26 27   23 25 21 22   20 24 23
Min/Max RH       51     100    42      71    22      74    17      58    18
RH            52 56 92   98 53 47 63   70 36 28 57   72 28 21 43   58 27 25
PWind Dir        NE      NE    NE      SE     W      NW    SW      SW     N
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    OV OV B2   B1 B1 B1 SC   B1 SC FW FW   FW FW FW FW   CL FW FW
PoP 12hr         40      20    20      20    20       5     0       5     5

$$

TXZ043-201015-
Jayton RAWS-Kent TX
33.23N 100.57W Elev. 1905 ft
246 PM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

Date           02/19/18      Tue 02/20/18            Wed 02/21/18            Thu
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                      51          75          31          42          31
Temp          81 77 67 63 58 54 58 70 75 71 58 49 40 33 32 39 42 41 37 34 32 31
Dewpt         49 56 50 52 53 50 47 39 33 30 30 30 25 19 17 17 19 20 24 24 27 26
Max/Min RH                   90          20          57          38          88
RH            33 49 54 68 84 85 67 32 22 22 35 48 55 56 54 41 40 42 60 68 82 81
Wind Dir       S  S  S  S  S SW SW  W SW SW  W  N NE  N  N  N  N  N NE NE NE  N
Wind Spd      18 13 12 11 10  6 10 11 12  6  5 12 13 16 18 13 12 11 10  8  6  8
Clouds        B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 FW FW FW CL FW FW FW SC B1 B2 OV OV B2 B1 B2 B2 OV
Clouds(%)     74 55 53 62 56 25 14 12  5  7 19 13 30 54 82 88 93 77 60 70 71 88
PoP 12hr                     30           5           5          30          20
QPF 12hr                   0.02           0           0        0.02           0
FRZG DRZL                                            AR AR           O  O  O
FRZG RAIN                                                            S  S  S  S
Rain                                                        C  C  S  S  S  S  C
Rain SHWRS        C  C  C  C
TSTMS             C  C  C  C
LAL                     3     3     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  5     2     5     5     4     3     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              1700  1000  5100  6700  4000  1700  2100  2200  2100  1400
T Wind Dir              S    SW     W    SW     S    NE    NE    NE     N    NE
T Wind Spd             16    16    17    11     9    20    21    17    14    13
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           02/22/18  Fri 02/23/18  Sat 02/24/18  Sun 02/25/18  Mon 02/26/18
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          47      37    63      45    69      33    69      35    68
Temp          42 47 38   37 56 61 49   45 62 65 43   33 61 65 43   35 60 64
Dewpt         30 32 37   37 45 43 36   34 30 25 26   23 25 21 22   21 24 23
Min/Max RH       56     100    51      67    20      66    16      57    17
RH            64 56 94  100 69 52 61   65 30 22 52   66 26 19 43   57 24 21
PWind Dir        NE      NE    SW      SE     W       W    SW      SW     N
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    OV OV B2   B2 B2 SC SC   B1 SC FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW
PoP 12hr         40      40    40      30    20       5     0       5     5

$$

TXZ035-201015-
Lubbock-Lubbock TX
33.67N 101.82W Elev. 3280 ft
246 PM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

Date           02/19/18      Tue 02/20/18            Wed 02/21/18            Thu
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                      44          68          27          42          27
Temp          75 70 60 57 51 46 49 63 68 66 52 43 35 29 28 36 42 40 33 30 27 27
Dewpt         34 33 39 42 41 36 37 32 26 24 26 26 22 17 15 14 15 18 20 20 21 21
Max/Min RH                   76          20          61          33          86
RH            22 25 45 58 69 68 62 32 20 20 37 51 58 61 58 40 33 41 57 66 77 77
Wind Dir      SW SW  S SW SW SW  W  W  W SW SW  N NE NE NE NE NE NE  E  E  E  E
Wind Spd      21 17 13 12 11  9 12 14 14 11  8  6 11 14 16 13 11 11  9  8  4  6
Clouds        B1 B1 B1 SC FW FW FW CL CL FW FW FW SC B2 B2 OV B2 B1 SC B1 B1 B2
Clouds(%)     64 51 62 36 21  6  7  1  1 10 19 21 44 81 86 91 87 68 32 56 63 82
PoP 12hr                      5           0           5          20          20
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0        0.02        0.02
Drizzle                                                     O  O
FRZG DRZL                                             O  O           O  O  O
FRZG RAIN                                                            S  S  S  S
Rain                                                              S  S  S  S  S
Obvis         BD
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  2     5     5     4     2     2     2     4     3     3
Mix Hgt              4700   200  5100  7100  4600   800  1400  1600  1500   900
T Wind Dir             SW    SW     W    SW    SW    NE    NE    NE    NE    NE
T Wind Spd             13     9    16    13     4    13    18    13     9     6
RFTI           2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date           02/22/18  Fri 02/23/18  Sat 02/24/18  Sun 02/25/18  Mon 02/26/18
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          48      35    63      38    65      29    66      30    65
Temp          38 47 37   35 55 60 44   38 57 60 37   29 56 62 40   30 57 61
Dewpt         28 31 35   35 30 25 27   23 21 18 20   18 17 15 16   15 18 17
Min/Max RH       51     100    24      56    17      63    14      53    15
RH            66 53 92  100 38 26 50   54 24 19 49   63 21 16 38   53 21 18
PWind Dir         E       S    SW       S     W      NW     W      SW    NE
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    B2 B1 B1   B1 SC SC SC   SC SC FW FW   FW FW FW CL   CL FW FW
PoP 12hr         20      20    10       5    10       5     0       0     0

$$

TXZ031-201015-
Matador RAWS-Cottle TX
34.13N 100.42W Elev. 1900 ft
246 PM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

Date           02/19/18      Tue 02/20/18            Wed 02/21/18            Thu
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                      51          75          29          39          30
Temp          82 77 67 64 58 53 58 71 75 70 54 44 37 31 29 37 39 37 34 33 30 30
Dewpt         38 43 47 48 49 46 42 33 27 25 26 23 18 13 11 13 16 17 21 22 23 23
Max/Min RH                   82          17          49          37          79
RH            21 31 49 57 70 78 55 25 17 19 33 43 46 46 46 38 38 43 59 65 74 74
Wind Dir      SW  S  S  S SW SW  W  W  W SW NE NE NE  N  N  N  N NE NE NE NE  N
Wind Spd      20 14 13 12 10  6 10 13 11  8 11 13 13 16 18 14 12 12  6  6  5  6
Clouds        B1 B1 SC SC SC FW CL CL CL FW SC FW SC B1 B2 OV OV B2 B2 B2 B1 B2
Clouds(%)     60 55 46 46 37 12  2  2  3 10 33 21 36 63 83 94 97 86 75 74 61 85
PoP 12hr                     10           5           5          30          20
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0        0.04        0.02
FRZG DRZL                                            AR AR           O  O  O
FRZG RAIN                                                            S  S  S  S
Rain                                                        C  C  S  S  S  S  C
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  4     2     4     4     2     2     2     2     2     3
Mix Hgt              3900   400  5600  8000  5600  2300  2300  2400  2400  1600
T Wind Dir              S    SW     W    SW     E    NE    NE    NE     N    NE
T Wind Spd             17    10    14    10    19    18    19    16    12    11
RFTI           1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date           02/22/18  Fri 02/23/18  Sat 02/24/18  Sun 02/25/18  Mon 02/26/18
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          45      35    61      43    67      33    68      34    66
Temp          40 44 38   35 54 58 47   43 61 60 42   33 60 63 43   34 59 59
Dewpt         23 28 35   35 36 37 35   33 30 26 27   24 25 21 22   21 24 23
Min/Max RH       46     100    41      68    21      71    17      59    18
RH            50 53 90  100 51 46 62   67 32 27 56   71 26 20 44   59 26 25
PWind Dir        NE       E    NE       S     W      NW    SW      SW     N
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    OV OV B2   B1 B1 SC SC   B1 SC FW FW   FW FW FW FW   CL FW FW
PoP 12hr         40      30    20      20    20       5     0       5     5

$$

TXZ029-201015-
Plainview-Hale TX
34.18N 101.71W Elev. 3372 ft
246 PM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

Date           02/19/18      Tue 02/20/18            Wed 02/21/18            Thu
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                      42          66          25          39          25
Temp          73 67 58 54 50 44 49 60 66 62 50 41 31 26 26 32 39 37 30 28 26 25
Dewpt         35 34 38 40 39 35 36 31 25 24 24 24 19 14 12 11 14 17 19 20 21 21
Max/Min RH                   79          21          62          36          84
RH            25 29 46 60 66 71 61 33 21 23 36 50 60 60 55 40 36 44 64 73 83 83
Wind Dir      SW SW SW SW SW SW  W  W  W SW  S NE NE NE NE NE NE NE  E  E  E  E
Wind Spd      23 17 10 10 11  8 11 13 13  8  8 10 12 14 14 13 10 10  8  6  4  6
Clouds        SC SC SC FW FW CL CL CL CL FW FW SC SC B2 B2 OV OV B1 SC SC B1 B2
Clouds(%)     50 46 45 25 15  4  4  1  1 16 21 26 35 73 74 90 89 63 36 47 58 81
PoP 12hr                      0           0           5          20          20
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0        0.02        0.02
Drizzle                                                     O  O
FRZG DRZL                                             O  O           O  O  O
FRZG RAIN                                                            S  S  S  S
Rain                                                              S  S  S  S  C
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  2     5     5     4     2     2     2     2     3     3
Mix Hgt              4700   300  5200  7200  4700  1400  1600  1600  1500   800
T Wind Dir             SW    SW     W    SW    SE    NE    NE    NE    NE    NE
T Wind Spd             14    12    17    13     9    16    18    14     8     6
RFTI           2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date           02/22/18  Fri 02/23/18  Sat 02/24/18  Sun 02/25/18  Mon 02/26/18
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          47      33    62      36    63      26    64      28    62
Temp          38 45 35   33 55 58 43   36 56 55 34   26 56 59 38   28 54 56
Dewpt         26 31 34   33 31 25 25   22 23 18 20   17 17 15 15   14 18 17
Min/Max RH       49     100    25      56    20      68    14      55    16
RH            61 57 96   99 40 28 49   56 27 23 55   68 22 18 39   55 24 21
PWind Dir        SE       S    SW      SW     W       W    SW       W    SW
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    OV B1 B1   B1 SC SC SC   SC SC FW FW   FW FW CL CL   CL CL FW
PoP 12hr         30      10    10       5     5       5     0       0     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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