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National Weather Service Lubbock TX
316 PM CDT Sun Aug 20 2017

TXZ024-211030-
Caprock RAWS-Briscoe TX
34.41N 101.05W Elev. 2561 ft
316 PM CDT Sun Aug 20 2017

Date           08/20/17      Mon 08/21/17            Tue 08/22/17            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                      71          92          71          90          68
Temp          95 92 81 76 73 71 81 89 92 89 79 76 73 71 80 87 90 87 77 73 70 68
Dewpt         59 60 63 64 64 64 65 65 62 56 57 57 57 57 66 65 65 65 67 67 66 65
Max/Min RH                   79          33          64          44          90
RH            31 36 56 66 73 79 59 45 37 33 46 52 57 61 63 48 44 48 72 82 87 90
Wind Dir       S  S  S  S  S  S SW  S  S  S  S  S SW SW  W NW  W NE  E  N NE NE
Wind Spd      10 11  6  6  6  5 10 11 12 11  6  6  5  6  9  8  4  6  5  5  4  5
Clouds        SC B1 SC SC SC SC SC FW FW B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B1 B2 B1 B1 B1
Clouds(%)     45 53 45 49 50 45 31 18 25 67 65 67 62 51 53 56 70 65 73 67 69 68
PoP 12hr                     10          10          10          30          40
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0        0.14        0.15
Rain SHWRS     S                                      C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
TSTMS          S                                      C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     3     3     4     4
Haines                  2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              6700   400  6000  8700  4800   400  8400  9000  2500  2100
T Wind Dir              S    SW     W     S     S    SW     W    NE    NE    NE
T Wind Spd             11     6     8    19    10    10    14     9     6    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           08/23  Thu 08/24/17  Fri 08/25/17  Sat 08/26/17  Sun 08/27/17
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          85      62    84      67    86      68    89      68    88
Temp          83 82   67 62 81 82   71 67 83 83   72 68 86 86   73 68 85 85
Dewpt         63 59   58 58 60 60   64 64 65 65   66 66 65 64   65 65 65 64
Min/Max RH       45      87    44      90    50      95    43      90    45
RH            52 46   73 87 49 48   80 90 54 54   83 95 50 47   77 90 51 49
PWind Dir        NE       E     E      SE    SE       S     S       S     S
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    B1 SC   SC SC SC SC   B1 B1 B1 B1   B1 B1 SC SC   SC SC SC SC
PoP 12hr         30      10    10      20    30      20    20      30    30

$$

TXZ026-211030-
Childress-Childress TX
34.43N 100.28W Elev. 1952 ft
316 PM CDT Sun Aug 20 2017

Date           08/20/17      Mon 08/21/17            Tue 08/22/17            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                      74          94          73          93          70
Temp          96 93 83 79 76 74 83 91 94 91 81 78 75 73 82 90 93 90 79 75 72 70
Dewpt         63 62 64 65 65 65 66 65 64 56 57 58 58 58 66 66 65 65 67 68 68 66
Max/Min RH                   74          31          61          40          89
RH            34 36 53 63 68 74 56 42 37 31 43 51 55 59 58 45 40 44 66 79 86 87
Wind Dir       S  S SE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW  W SW NE  E NE NE NE
Wind Spd      11 11  8  9  8  6  9 10 12 11  9  8  6  6  8  8  5  6  5  6  5  5
Clouds        SC SC SC FW SC SC FW FW FW B1 B1 B1 B1 SC B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 B2 B2
Clouds(%)     41 43 46 21 36 37 24 10 20 52 51 57 57 49 53 51 72 71 76 68 75 71
PoP 12hr                      5          10          10          30          40
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0        0.13        0.26
Rain SHWRS     S                                      C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
TSTMS          S                                      C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     3     3     4     4
Haines                  2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              6700   300  8400  9200  5500   200  8900 11500   300  1300
T Wind Dir             SE     S    SW     S     S    SW     W     N    NE    NE
T Wind Spd             11     6    12    18    11     5     9     5     6    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           08/23  Thu 08/24/17  Fri 08/25/17  Sat 08/26/17  Sun 08/27/17
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          86      65    85      68    86      69    90      70    88
Temp          84 83   70 65 82 83   72 68 83 84   73 69 87 87   74 70 85 85
Dewpt         64 60   60 60 62 63   66 66 67 66   67 67 67 65   67 66 67 65
Min/Max RH       45      84    46      93    51      93    44      87    47
RH            52 46   71 84 50 52   82 93 58 55   82 93 51 48   78 87 54 50
PWind Dir        NE      NE     E      SE    SE      SE     S       S    SE
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    B1 SC   SC SC SC SC   B1 B1 B1 B1   B1 B1 B1 SC   B1 B1 B1 B1
PoP 12hr         30      10    20      20    30      20    20      30    30

$$

TXZ043-211030-
Jayton RAWS-Kent TX
33.23N 100.57W Elev. 1905 ft
316 PM CDT Sun Aug 20 2017

Date           08/20/17      Mon 08/21/17            Tue 08/22/17            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                      73          95          73          94          70
Temp          96 93 82 78 75 73 83 92 95 92 82 78 75 73 83 91 94 91 80 75 72 70
Dewpt         61 61 62 63 64 64 66 65 62 53 54 56 57 58 67 65 63 64 65 66 66 66
Max/Min RH                   73          28          62          36          87
RH            32 35 50 60 67 73 57 42 35 28 39 47 53 59 59 42 36 41 61 73 80 87
Wind Dir       S SE SE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW  S  E  E NE  N  N
Wind Spd      10 10  6  6  5  5 10  9 10 10  5  6  6  5  9  5  5  4  4  4  4  4
Clouds        SC SC SC SC SC SC FW FW FW SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B2 B2 B1 B1 B2 B2
Clouds(%)     44 48 31 27 35 31 20  8 13 32 26 37 39 43 44 56 70 70 69 64 71 70
PoP 12hr                      0           5          10          20          40
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0        0.08        0.19
Rain SHWRS                                            S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  C
TSTMS                                                 S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  C
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     2     2     4     4
Haines                  2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              5600   300  7500  8000  5100   200  6400  9600  5400  1100
T Wind Dir             SE     S    SW     S     S     S    SW    SE    NE    NE
T Wind Spd              9     8    17    16     8     6    11     2     3    14
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           08/23  Thu 08/24/17  Fri 08/25/17  Sat 08/26/17  Sun 08/27/17
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          87      66    86      68    88      70    91      71    90
Temp          85 84   71 66 83 83   72 68 85 85   74 70 88 88   75 71 87 87
Dewpt         64 61   62 62 63 64   66 65 66 66   67 66 66 64   65 65 66 66
Min/Max RH       44      88    47      91    48      87    42      81    45
RH            50 45   75 88 51 52   82 91 53 52   78 87 48 45   70 81 49 49
PWind Dir        NE      NE    NE       E    SE      SE     S       S     S
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    B1 B1   SC SC SC SC   SC B1 B1 B1   B1 B1 SC SC   SC SC B1 B1
PoP 12hr         30      20    20      30    40      20    20      20    40

$$

TXZ035-211030-
Lubbock-Lubbock TX
33.67N 101.82W Elev. 3280 ft
316 PM CDT Sun Aug 20 2017

Date           08/20/17      Mon 08/21/17            Tue 08/22/17            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          89          69          88          67
Temp          91 88 78 74 71 69 78 86 89 86 77 73 71 69 78 85 88 85 75 72 69 67
Dewpt         59 59 62 62 62 62 64 65 63 55 55 55 55 55 65 64 63 64 65 65 65 64
Max/Min RH                   78          35          65          43          90
RH            34 38 58 67 73 78 62 49 42 35 47 53 57 61 65 49 43 49 70 80 87 90
Wind Dir       S  S SE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW  W SE  E  E  E  N NE
Wind Spd      12 11  9  9  8  6 12 12 12 11  8  6  6  5  8  4  5  5  6  5  4  5
Clouds        SC B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC FW FW B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B1 B1 B1
Clouds(%)     44 58 57 65 58 46 35 24 24 68 66 65 57 49 49 57 65 65 72 61 64 66
PoP 12hr                     20          20          20          30          40
QPF 12hr                   0.05        0.01        0.02        0.13        0.11
Rain SHWRS     S  S  S  S  S        S  S  S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
TSTMS          S  S  S  S  S        S  S  S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
LAL                     2     2     1     2     2     2     3     3     4     4
Haines                  2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              5800   600  4600  8700  5100   400  7500  8800  5100  1000
T Wind Dir             SE    NW    SE     S     S    SW     W    NE    NE    NE
T Wind Spd             10     9    11    18    10    10    10     8     5    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           08/23  Thu 08/24/17  Fri 08/25/17  Sat 08/26/17  Sun 08/27/17
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          84      62    82      65    85      67    87      67    87
Temp          82 81   67 62 79 80   69 65 82 82   71 67 84 84   71 67 84 84
Dewpt         63 58   59 59 60 59   63 63 64 63   65 64 64 63   63 63 64 62
Min/Max RH       44      90    46      93    48      90    45      87    43
RH            53 46   76 90 52 49   82 93 54 52   81 90 51 49   75 87 51 48
PWind Dir        NE       E     E      SE    SE      SE     S       S    SE
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    B1 SC   SC SC SC SC   SC B1 B1 B1   B1 SC SC SC   SC SC SC SC
PoP 12hr         30      20    20      20    30      20    20      20    30

$$

TXZ031-211030-
Matador RAWS-Cottle TX
34.13N 100.42W Elev. 1900 ft
316 PM CDT Sun Aug 20 2017

Date           08/20/17      Mon 08/21/17            Tue 08/22/17            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                      73          95          73          94          70
Temp          97 94 83 78 75 73 83 92 95 92 82 78 75 73 83 91 94 91 80 75 72 70
Dewpt         61 61 64 65 65 65 66 66 63 55 56 57 57 58 66 66 65 65 67 67 68 66
Max/Min RH                   76          29          62          39          88
RH            31 34 53 64 70 76 56 43 35 29 41 49 53 59 57 44 39 43 65 75 85 87
Wind Dir       S  S SE SE  S  S SW  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW  W SW  E  E NE NE NE
Wind Spd      10 10  8  8  6  5 10 10 11 11  8  8  6  6  9  6  5  5  4  5  4  5
Clouds        SC SC SC FW SC SC FW FW FW SC SC B1 B1 SC SC B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 B2 B2
Clouds(%)     40 44 47 24 37 37 24 10 19 48 47 54 53 48 50 55 79 70 75 69 75 73
PoP 12hr                      5           5          10          30          40
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0        0.13        0.27
Rain SHWRS                                            C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
TSTMS                                                 C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     3     3     4     4
Haines                  2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              6900   400  8400  9200  5400   300  8700 10200  5700  1700
T Wind Dir             SE     S    SW     S     S    SW     W     N    NE    NE
T Wind Spd             11     8    14    18     9     5    11     4     6    16
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           08/23  Thu 08/24/17  Fri 08/25/17  Sat 08/26/17  Sun 08/27/17
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          87      66    87      68    87      69    92      70    90
Temp          85 84   71 66 84 84   72 68 84 84   73 69 89 89   75 70 87 87
Dewpt         64 60   61 61 62 63   66 66 67 66   67 67 66 65   66 66 67 66
Min/Max RH       43      85    44      93    50      93    42      87    45
RH            50 44   72 85 49 50   82 93 56 54   82 93 48 46   75 87 51 49
PWind Dir        NE      NE    NE      SE    SE      SE     S       S     S
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    B1 SC   SC SC SC SC   B1 B1 B1 B1   B1 B1 SC SC   SC B1 B1 B1
PoP 12hr         30      10    20      20    40      20    20      30    40

$$

TXZ029-211030-
Plainview-Hale TX
34.18N 101.71W Elev. 3372 ft
316 PM CDT Sun Aug 20 2017

Date           08/20/17      Mon 08/21/17            Tue 08/22/17            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                      67          87          67          86          65
Temp          90 87 76 72 69 67 76 84 87 84 75 71 69 67 76 83 86 83 73 70 67 65
Dewpt         60 61 63 64 63 63 65 65 63 57 57 57 56 56 66 65 64 64 66 66 65 64
Max/Min RH                   87          40          73          48          97
RH            37 42 64 76 80 87 68 53 45 40 54 60 63 68 72 54 48 53 78 88 93 97
Wind Dir       S  S SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW NW NE NE NE NE  N NE
Wind Spd      12 10  6  6  5  5 10 11 12 10  6  6  5  5  8  6  5  5  5  4  4  5
Clouds        SC B1 SC B1 B1 SC SC SC SC B2 B2 B2 B1 SC SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B1 B1 B1
Clouds(%)     42 55 48 65 59 50 37 26 29 74 72 70 61 49 46 54 63 60 70 63 66 65
PoP 12hr                     20          20          20          30          40
QPF 12hr                   0.07        0.03        0.02        0.12        0.10
Rain SHWRS     S  S  S  S  S        S  S  S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
TSTMS          S  S  S  S  S        S  S  S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
LAL                     2     2     1     2     2     2     3     3     4     4
Haines                  2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              5900   500  4400  7600  4900   400  7900  8700  5000  1200
T Wind Dir             SE     W    SE     S     S    SW     W    NE    NE    NE
T Wind Spd             11     8     8    18     9    10    11    10     9    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           08/23  Thu 08/24/17  Fri 08/25/17  Sat 08/26/17  Sun 08/27/17
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          82      60    81      64    83      65    86      66    86
Temp          80 79   65 60 78 79   68 64 80 80   69 65 83 83   70 66 83 83
Dewpt         63 59   58 58 60 59   63 62 64 64   65 63 65 63   64 63 64 63
Min/Max RH       49      93    47      93    53      93    48      90    46
RH            57 51   78 93 54 51   85 93 58 57   87 93 55 51   80 90 52 51
PWind Dir        NE       E     E      SE     S       S     S       S    SE
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    B1 SC   SC SC SC SC   SC B1 B1 B1   B1 SC SC SC   SC SC SC SC
PoP 12hr         30      20    10      20    30      20    20      20    30

$$

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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