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National Weather Service Lubbock TX
245 PM CDT Sun Aug 13 2017

TXZ024-141015-
Caprock RAWS-Briscoe TX
34.41N 101.05W Elev. 2561 ft
245 PM CDT Sun Aug 13 2017

Date           08/13/17      Mon 08/14/17            Tue 08/15/17            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
CDT 3hrly     16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07

Min/Max                      66          90          70          93          70
Temp          84 81 73 70 68 66 77 87 90 87 78 74 72 70 81 90 93 90 79 75 72 70
Dewpt         70 71 71 70 68 66 69 70 71 68 68 68 67 66 65 67 68 69 68 67 68 68
Max/Min RH                  100          52          87          44          92
RH            67 70 93100100100 76 58 54 53 71 81 84 86 59 47 44 51 69 76 86 92
Wind Dir      SE SE SE SE  N SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SW  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SW
Wind Spd       5  8  5  5  6  4  4  5  8  9  5  5  6  8 11 13 11 11  8  8 10 10
Clouds        SC B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 SC SC B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC
Clouds(%)     50 60 78 82 83 70 53 50 50 59 57 56 48 49 46 52 53 58 60 51 50 43
PoP 12hr                     70          20          40          20          30
QPF 12hr                   0.49           0        0.28        0.03        0.01
Rain SHWRS     S  L  L  C  C        S  S  C  C  C  C        S  S  C  C  C  C
TSTMS          S  L  L  C  C        S  S  C  C  C  C        S  S  C  C  C  C
LAL                     5     3     1     3     4     4     1     3     3     3
Haines                  3     3     3     2     3     3     2     2     2     4
Mix Hgt              3200  1700  4000  6500  4300   200  3900  6400  1400   300
T Wind Dir             SE    NE    SW     S     S    SW    SW     S     S     S
T Wind Spd             10    20     8    12     9     8    18    18    13    11
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           08/16  Thu 08/17/17  Fri 08/18/17  Sat 08/19/17  Sun 08/20/17
UTC 6hrly     18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00
CDT 6hrly     13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19

Max/Min          94      71    95      70    95      70    97      71    98
Temp          91 91   76 71 92 92   76 70 92 92   76 70 93 93   77 71 94 94
Dewpt         64 63   65 65 67 65   64 65 67 64   65 65 64 60   63 63 64 60
Min/Max RH       36      81    37      85    37      83    31      77    30
RH            41 40   69 81 45 41   68 85 44 40   70 83 38 33   64 77 37 32
PWind Dir        SW       S     S       S     S       S    SW       S    SW
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC SC   SC FW FW SC   SC FW SC SC   SC SC SC SC   SC SC FW SC
PoP 12hr         20      10    20      10    20      20    10      10    10

$$

TXZ026-141015-
Childress-Childress TX
34.43N 100.28W Elev. 1952 ft
245 PM CDT Sun Aug 13 2017

Date           08/13/17      Mon 08/14/17            Tue 08/15/17            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
CDT 3hrly     16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07

Min/Max                      69          92          72          94          72
Temp          86 84 76 73 71 69 80 89 92 89 80 76 74 72 82 91 94 91 81 77 74 72
Dewpt         71 72 72 71 71 69 69 70 70 69 69 68 67 67 67 68 68 69 69 68 68 69
Max/Min RH                  100          49          84          43          90
RH            63 68 88 94100100 70 54 49 52 69 75 79 84 60 47 43 49 67 74 81 90
Wind Dir      SE SE SE  E NE  E  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SE  S  S  S
Wind Spd       5  6  5  5  5  4  5  8  9 10  8  6  6  6 11 13 13 12 10  9  9  8
Clouds        SC B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1
Clouds(%)     45 56 71 82 87 76 67 57 52 56 58 59 57 57 57 57 55 59 67 65 62 52
PoP 12hr                     70          20          30          20          30
QPF 12hr                   0.48           0        0.11        0.02        0.04
Rain SHWRS        L  L  C  C        S  S  C  C  C  C        S  S  C  C  C  C
TSTMS             L  L  C  C        S  S  C  C  C  C        S  S  C  C  C  C
LAL                     5     4     1     3     3     3     1     3     3     3
Haines                  3     3     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              2600  1100  3800  5400  3600   100  5000  6700  4900   300
T Wind Dir              E     N     W     S     S     S     S     S     S     S
T Wind Spd              4     5     6    13     9     6    20    21    13    11
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           08/16  Thu 08/17/17  Fri 08/18/17  Sat 08/19/17  Sun 08/20/17
UTC 6hrly     18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00
CDT 6hrly     13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19

Max/Min          96      73    96      73    97      72    97      72    99
Temp          93 93   78 73 93 93   78 73 94 94   78 72 94 94   78 72 95 96
Dewpt         69 67   69 67 68 67   66 67 66 64   66 66 66 63   64 65 65 62
Min/Max RH       39      81    39      81    34      81    34      79    31
RH            46 43   74 81 45 43   67 81 40 38   68 81 41 37   63 79 37 33
PWind Dir         S       S     S       S     S       S    SW       S     S
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC SC   SC SC SC SC   SC SC SC SC   SC SC SC SC   SC SC SC SC
PoP 12hr         20      20    20      10    20      20    10      10     5

$$

TXZ043-141015-
Jayton RAWS-Kent TX
33.23N 100.57W Elev. 1905 ft
245 PM CDT Sun Aug 13 2017

Date           08/13/17      Mon 08/14/17            Tue 08/15/17            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
CDT 3hrly     16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07

Min/Max                      70          95          73          95          73
Temp          91 88 78 75 72 70 82 92 95 92 81 78 75 73 83 92 95 92 82 78 75 73
Dewpt         71 71 72 70 70 68 68 68 66 66 66 67 67 66 68 68 68 69 69 68 69 69
Max/Min RH                   96          40          79          42          87
RH            50 57 81 85 93 93 65 47 40 44 60 70 76 79 61 46 42 48 65 72 81 87
Wind Dir       E SE  E SE  S  E  S  S  S  S SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
Wind Spd       5  9  8  5  4  4 10  9 10  9  8  5  5  8 11 11 12 10  9  8  6  9
Clouds        SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B1 B1 B2 B1
Clouds(%)     43 43 55 64 62 66 57 57 58 68 68 68 67 66 67 65 67 70 69 69 71 57
PoP 12hr                     40          20          20          20          30
QPF 12hr                   0.10        0.01        0.08        0.03        0.01
Rain SHWRS        C  C  C  C        S  S  C  C  C  C        S  S  C  C  C  C
TSTMS             C  C  C  C        S  S  C  C  C  C        S  S  C  C  C  C
LAL                     4     3     1     3     3     3     1     3     3     3
Haines                  2     2     3     3     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              2200  1700  3000  9600  5500   200  5000  7900  3500   400
T Wind Dir              E     E    SE     S     S     S     S     S     S     S
T Wind Spd             12    11    17    16    10     8    17    20    12    12
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           08/16  Thu 08/17/17  Fri 08/18/17  Sat 08/19/17  Sun 08/20/17
UTC 6hrly     18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00
CDT 6hrly     13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19

Max/Min          97      74    97      74    97      72    98      73    99
Temp          94 94   79 74 94 94   79 74 94 94   78 72 94 95   79 73 95 96
Dewpt         68 65   65 65 68 64   62 65 65 62   64 65 64 60   62 63 64 60
Min/Max RH       36      74    37      75    33      79    30      71    28
RH            44 39   62 74 44 39   57 75 39 35   63 79 37 32   57 71 36 30
PWind Dir         S       S     S       S     S       S     S       S     S
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    B1 SC   SC SC SC SC   SC SC SC SC   SC SC SC SC   SC SC SC SC
PoP 12hr         20      20    10       5    20      20    10       5    10

$$

TXZ035-141015-
Lubbock-Lubbock TX
33.67N 101.82W Elev. 3280 ft
245 PM CDT Sun Aug 13 2017

Date           08/13/17      Mon 08/14/17            Tue 08/15/17            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
CDT 3hrly     16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07

Min/Max                      66          90          69          91          69
Temp          87 84 74 71 68 66 77 87 90 87 77 74 71 69 79 88 91 88 78 74 71 69
Dewpt         68 68 69 68 68 66 66 67 67 67 66 65 64 64 65 66 66 66 66 65 66 66
Max/Min RH                  100          47          84          44          90
RH            57 59 83 91100100 69 52 47 51 68 74 78 84 62 48 44 48 67 74 84 90
Wind Dir      SE SE SE SE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
Wind Spd       8  8  9  6  6  5  8 10  9 10  9  6  8  8 11 12 11 10 10  9  8  8
Clouds        SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B1 SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC
Clouds(%)     42 51 63 69 72 62 48 55 52 66 64 61 60 55 52 57 60 65 61 53 49 40
PoP 12hr                     50          20          40          30          20
QPF 12hr                   0.27        0.03        0.37        0.03        0.01
Rain SHWRS        C  C  C  C        S  S  C  C  C  C        C  C  S  S  S  S
TSTMS             C  C  C  C        S  S  C  C  C  C        C  C  S  S  S  S
LAL                     4     3     1     3     4     4     1     3     3     3
Haines                  3     3     3     3     2     2     2     2     2     3
Mix Hgt              2100   900  3100  8400  5200   300  6800  9100   200   300
T Wind Dir              E     E     S     S     S     S     S     S     S     S
T Wind Spd             10    14    12    12    10     8    16    13    10    10
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           08/16  Thu 08/17/17  Fri 08/18/17  Sat 08/19/17  Sun 08/20/17
UTC 6hrly     18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00
CDT 6hrly     13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19

Max/Min          93      69    94      69    95      68    96      69    96
Temp          90 90   74 69 91 91   75 69 91 91   74 68 92 92   75 69 92 92
Dewpt         62 58   60 63 64 57   61 63 65 62   64 63 64 60   61 61 62 60
Min/Max RH       32      81    31      81    35      84    32      76    30
RH            40 35   61 81 42 32   63 81 42 38   71 84 40 34   62 76 37 34
PWind Dir        SW       S     S       S     S       S     S       S     S
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC SC   SC FW FW SC   FW FW SC SC   SC SC SC SC   SC SC SC SC
PoP 12hr         20      10    10       5    20      20    10      10     5

$$

TXZ031-141015-
Matador RAWS-Cottle TX
34.13N 100.42W Elev. 1900 ft
245 PM CDT Sun Aug 13 2017

Date           08/13/17      Mon 08/14/17            Tue 08/15/17            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
CDT 3hrly     16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07

Min/Max                      68          94          72          95          72
Temp          87 84 76 72 70 68 80 90 94 91 80 77 74 72 83 92 95 92 81 77 74 72
Dewpt         72 72 72 72 70 68 69 70 68 68 68 68 67 66 67 68 68 69 69 68 69 70
Max/Min RH                  100          44          82          42          92
RH            61 68 90 99100100 70 52 44 48 66 75 79 82 59 46 42 48 67 74 84 92
Wind Dir      SE SE  E  E NE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
Wind Spd       5  6  4  5  4  4  6  8  9  9  8  5  6  6 11 13 12 11 10  9  9  9
Clouds        SC B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1
Clouds(%)     44 51 68 78 84 75 64 56 54 60 61 62 61 60 60 60 58 61 68 66 66 55
PoP 12hr                     60          20          30          20          30
QPF 12hr                   0.33           0        0.12        0.02        0.04
Rain SHWRS        L  L  C  C        S  S  C  C  C  C        S  S  C  C  C  C
TSTMS             L  L  C  C        S  S  C  C  C  C        S  S  C  C  C  C
LAL                     5     4     1     3     3     3     1     3     3     3
Haines                  3     3     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     3
Mix Hgt              2800  1200  4100  6700  4500   300  2800  7000  4200   400
T Wind Dir              E     N    SW     S     S     S     S     S     S     S
T Wind Spd              5    10     8    12     9     8    16    21    11    11
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           08/16  Thu 08/17/17  Fri 08/18/17  Sat 08/19/17  Sun 08/20/17
UTC 6hrly     18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00
CDT 6hrly     13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19

Max/Min          97      73    98      73    98      72    98      72   100
Temp          94 94   78 73 95 94   78 73 95 94   78 72 94 94   78 72 96 96
Dewpt         68 67   71 68 70 67   67 66 65 64   66 65 64 62   64 64 64 61
Min/Max RH       38      84    38      80    33      79    31      75    30
RH            44 42   78 83 45 42   68 80 38 37   67 79 37 34   62 75 35 32
PWind Dir         S       S     S       S     S      SW     S       S     S
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    B1 SC   SC SC SC SC   SC SC SC SC   SC SC SC SC   SC SC SC SC
PoP 12hr         20      20    20      10    20      20    10      10    10

$$

TXZ029-141015-
Plainview-Hale TX
34.18N 101.71W Elev. 3372 ft
245 PM CDT Sun Aug 13 2017

Date           08/13/17      Mon 08/14/17            Tue 08/15/17            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
CDT 3hrly     16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07

Min/Max                      64          88          67          90          66
Temp          84 81 72 68 66 64 75 85 88 85 75 72 69 67 78 87 90 87 76 71 68 66
Dewpt         70 69 70 68 66 64 67 68 67 67 68 66 65 65 65 66 67 68 67 66 67 66
Max/Min RH                  100          50          93          47         100
RH            63 67 93100100100 76 58 50 55 78 82 87 93 65 50 47 54 75 83 95100
Wind Dir       S SE SE SE  E SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SW
Wind Spd       6  8  6  6  5  4  6  6  8  8  8  5  5  6 10 11 10 10  6  8  9  6
Clouds        SC B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC
Clouds(%)     47 61 71 76 77 63 44 48 48 60 58 55 49 48 41 52 55 60 58 46 42 36
PoP 12hr                     50          20          40          30          20
QPF 12hr                   0.33           0        0.27        0.03        0.01
Rain SHWRS        C  C  C  C        S  S  C  C  C  C        C  C  S  S  S  S
TSTMS             C  C  C  C        S  S  C  C  C  C        C  C  S  S  S  S
LAL                     4     3     1     3     4     4     1     3     3     3
Haines                  3     3     3     3     3     3     3     2     3     4
Mix Hgt              2400  1600  3200  6200  3900   200  2200  7600   300   300
T Wind Dir             SE    NE     S     S     S    SW     S     S     S    SW
T Wind Spd             10    26     9    11    10     8    17    14    12    12
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           08/16  Thu 08/17/17  Fri 08/18/17  Sat 08/19/17  Sun 08/20/17
UTC 6hrly     18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00
CDT 6hrly     13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19

Max/Min          91      67    92      67    93      66    95      67    96
Temp          88 88   72 67 89 89   73 67 89 89   72 66 91 91   73 67 92 92
Dewpt         62 59   58 63 64 58   62 63 66 63   64 62 64 61   62 61 63 60
Min/Max RH       36      87    33      87    38      87    34      81    32
RH            43 38   61 87 44 36   70 87 46 42   76 87 41 37   68 81 38 34
PWind Dir        SW       S     S       S     S       S    SW       S     S
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC SC   SC FW FW SC   FW FW SC SC   SC SC SC SC   SC SC FW SC
PoP 12hr         20      10    10       5    20      20    10      10     5

$$

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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