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National Weather Service Lubbock TX
638 AM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

TXZ024-230000-
Caprock RAWS-Briscoe TX
34.41N 101.05W Elev. 2561 ft
638 AM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

Date             Fri 09/22/17            Sat 09/23/17            Sun 09/24/17
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
CDT 3hrly     04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19

Max/Min                      91          68          86          67          80
Temp             70 79 87 91 86 77 73 70 68 75 83 86 82 74 71 69 67 72 78 80 77
Dewpt            63 66 65 62 62 63 65 65 64 65 64 61 61 60 60 62 63 65 65 64 65
Min/Max RH                   38          88          44          89          58
RH               79 65 48 38 44 63 77 84 87 70 53 44 49 63 69 79 87 78 65 58 67
Wind Dir          S  S  S  S  S SE  S  S  S  S  S  S SE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
Wind Spd          8 13 13 14 12 11 12  9 11 12 13 14 13 10 11 12 12 12 12 12  9
Clouds           FW FW FW FW FW SC SC B1 SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 OV B2 OV OV OV B2
Clouds(%)        10 19 16 25 25 41 40 65 50 64 61 59 56 75 83 91 87 92 91 92 78
PoP 12hr                     10           5          20          40          60
QPF 12hr                      0           0        0.05        0.10        0.32
Rain SHWRS                                S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  L
TSTMS                                     S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  L
LAL                     1     1     1     1     3     3     4     4     4     4
Haines                  4     4     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              4300  7100  4400  1300  7000  8300  4800  2200  3600  3700
T Wind Dir              S     S    SE     S     S     S    SE     S     S     S
T Wind Spd             18    23    16    13    21    24    21    24    21    11
RFTI              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


Date          Mon 09/25/17  Tue 09/26/17  Wed 09/27/17  Thu 09/28/17
UTC 6hrly     06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00
CDT 6hrly     01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19

Min/Max          64    76      58    72      57    73      55    73
Temp          67 64 74 72   62 58 70 69   60 57 70 69   59 55 70 69
Dewpt         63 63 66 65   61 58 61 59   57 56 60 59   55 53 56 56
Max/Min RH       97    71      99    67      99    64      93    56
RH            87 97 76 79   97 98 74 71   92 98 70 69   87 93 61 63
PWind Dir         S     S      NE    NE      NE    NE      NE    NE
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    B2 B2 OV OV   OV OV B2 B2   B2 B2 B2 B2   B2 B2 B2 B1
PoP 12hr         60    70      70    50      40    30      20    30

$$

TXZ026-230000-
Childress-Childress TX
34.43N 100.28W Elev. 1952 ft
638 AM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

Date             Fri 09/22/17            Sat 09/23/17            Sun 09/24/17
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
CDT 3hrly     04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19

Max/Min                      93          70          89          69          85
Temp             71 80 89 93 88 79 75 72 70 78 86 89 85 76 73 71 69 76 82 85 81
Dewpt            65 68 68 64 64 65 66 66 65 66 64 62 61 60 60 62 63 65 63 62 63
Min/Max RH                   38          86          41          83          46
RH               81 67 50 38 44 63 75 81 84 67 48 41 45 57 64 74 81 70 52 46 54
Wind Dir          S  S  S  S  S SE  S  S  S  S  S  S SE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
Wind Spd          8 12 13 14 11 12 12 10  9 12 13 13 12 13 13 11 10 13 13 13 10
Clouds           FW FW FW FW FW SC FW B1 SC B1 SC SC SC B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2
Clouds(%)         7 19 16 20 20 46 22 53 37 57 47 42 36 57 58 74 71 78 76 73 79
PoP 12hr                      5           5          10          10          40
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0        0.15
Rain SHWRS                                                        C  C  C  C  L
TSTMS                                                             C  C  C  C  L
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     2     4     4
Haines                  3     4     3     3     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              5200  6900  4800   800  6700  8000  4500  1100  5100  6200
T Wind Dir              S     S    SE     S     S     S    SE     S     S     S
T Wind Spd             17    20    20    17    17    23    17    18    20    19
RFTI              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


Date          Mon 09/25/17  Tue 09/26/17  Wed 09/27/17  Thu 09/28/17
UTC 6hrly     06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00
CDT 6hrly     01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19

Min/Max          66    78      61    75      59    76      56    75
Temp          70 66 76 75   64 61 73 72   62 59 73 72   60 56 72 71
Dewpt         63 64 66 67   63 60 63 63   60 58 62 61   56 54 57 57
Max/Min RH       93    69      97    66      96    62      93    54
RH            79 93 71 77   95 97 72 74   92 96 68 68   87 93 60 62
PWind Dir        SE     S       E    NE      NE    NE      NE    NE
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    B2 OV OV OV   OV OV OV B2   B2 B2 B2 B2   B2 B1 B1 B1
PoP 12hr         60    70      70    60      40    30      20    20

$$

TXZ043-230000-
Jayton RAWS-Kent TX
33.23N 100.57W Elev. 1905 ft
638 AM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

Date             Fri 09/22/17            Sat 09/23/17            Sun 09/24/17
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
CDT 3hrly     04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19

Max/Min                      94          69          89          68          86
Temp             71 80 90 94 89 78 74 71 69 77 86 89 85 76 72 70 68 75 83 86 82
Dewpt            65 68 68 64 63 64 65 66 65 65 62 61 59 59 61 63 64 64 62 62 61
Min/Max RH                   37          88          38          87          44
RH               81 66 48 37 42 62 74 84 87 66 45 39 41 56 68 79 87 68 49 45 48
Wind Dir          S  S  S  S SE SE SE  S  S  S  S SE SE SE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S
Wind Spd          5 13 13 13 12 12 12  9  6 11 12 13 12 10 11  9  9 12 12 10 10
Clouds           FW SC SC SC SC SC FW SC SC B1 SC SC SC B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2
Clouds(%)        15 47 30 30 37 31 23 44 45 51 42 47 48 53 55 72 72 75 76 77 79
PoP 12hr                      5           5           5          10          30
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0        0.11
Rain SHWRS                                                        C  C  C  C  L
TSTMS                                                             C  C  C  C  L
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     3     3
Haines                  4     3     3     3     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              6000  8600  6400  1900  6900  7600  4500  1700  3300  6000
T Wind Dir              S     S     S     S     S     S    SE     S     S     S
T Wind Spd             17    19    26    20    18    20    18    21    16    16
RFTI              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


Date          Mon 09/25/17  Tue 09/26/17  Wed 09/27/17  Thu 09/28/17
UTC 6hrly     06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00
CDT 6hrly     01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19

Min/Max          66    80      62    76      60    77      57    75
Temp          70 66 78 76   66 62 74 73   63 60 74 73   61 57 72 71
Dewpt         63 64 66 65   63 61 63 61   60 58 61 60   59 55 58 54
Max/Min RH       92    62      97    62      94    58      95    51
RH            78 92 67 68   91 97 69 66   90 93 65 64   92 94 60 56
PWind Dir        SE     S       E    NE      NE    NE      NE    NE
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    B2 B2 OV OV   OV OV OV OV   OV OV OV B2   B2 B2 B2 B1
PoP 12hr         60    70      70    70      50    50      30    30

$$

TXZ035-230000-
Lubbock-Lubbock TX
33.67N 101.82W Elev. 3280 ft
638 AM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

Date             Fri 09/22/17            Sat 09/23/17            Sun 09/24/17
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
CDT 3hrly     04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19

Max/Min                      90          68          82          66          78
Temp             69 78 86 90 86 76 72 70 68 74 80 82 79 72 69 67 66 71 76 78 75
Dewpt            63 66 65 62 60 62 63 64 64 64 63 61 61 61 62 63 63 64 64 65 64
Min/Max RH                   39          87          49          90          64
RH               81 67 49 39 42 62 72 81 87 72 57 49 54 68 78 86 90 79 66 64 69
Wind Dir          S  S  S  S  S SE  S  S  S  S  S  S SE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
Wind Spd          8 13 14 14 13 13 12 11 11 16 14 16 16 13 13 13 13 14 13 12 11
Clouds           FW SC FW SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 OV OV OV OV B2 B2
Clouds(%)        16 43 24 27 37 44 61 63 68 80 67 65 76 84 87 93 93 93 88 87 78
PoP 12hr                     10          10          30          50          60
QPF 12hr                      0           0        0.11        0.19        0.30
Rain SHWRS                                C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  L
TSTMS                                     C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  L
LAL                     1     1     1     1     3     3     4     4     4     4
Haines                  2     2     3     3     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              3500  6100  3700  1800  3100  7900  5700  1600  1800  1400
T Wind Dir              S     S     S     S     S     S     S     S     S     S
T Wind Spd             19    21    12    16    21    25    26    19    23    11
RFTI              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


Date          Mon 09/25/17  Tue 09/26/17  Wed 09/27/17  Thu 09/28/17
UTC 6hrly     06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00
CDT 6hrly     01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19

Min/Max          62    75      58    72      55    73      54    71
Temp          65 62 73 72   61 58 70 69   58 55 70 69   58 54 68 67
Dewpt         63 62 65 65   60 57 60 59   56 54 58 59   54 53 55 57
Max/Min RH      100    74      96    66      96    62      96    60
RH            93100 77 80   95 96 71 71   92 96 66 70   87 96 63 70
PWind Dir         S     S       E    NE      NE    NE      NE    NE
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    B2 B2 B2 OV   OV OV B2 B2   B2 B2 B2 B2   B2 B2 B2 B1
PoP 12hr         50    70      70    40      30    30      30    30

$$

TXZ031-230000-
Matador RAWS-Cottle TX
34.13N 100.42W Elev. 1900 ft
638 AM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

Date             Fri 09/22/17            Sat 09/23/17            Sun 09/24/17
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
CDT 3hrly     04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19

Max/Min                      94          69          89          68          86
Temp             71 80 90 94 89 78 74 71 69 77 86 89 85 76 72 70 68 75 83 86 82
Dewpt            65 68 68 63 63 64 66 66 65 66 64 61 61 60 61 63 64 65 63 62 63
Min/Max RH                   36          89          39          86          45
RH               80 66 48 36 42 62 76 84 87 68 49 39 45 58 68 78 86 70 51 45 53
Wind Dir          S  S  S  S  S SE  S  S  S  S  S  S SE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
Wind Spd          8 13 13 13 11 12 13 10  9 12 13 13 12 12 12 11 10 13 13 12 10
Clouds           FW FW FW FW FW SC FW B1 SC B1 SC SC SC B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2
Clouds(%)         8 24 19 23 24 45 24 53 37 55 44 43 40 57 59 78 72 79 77 77 78
PoP 12hr                      5           5          10          10          40
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0        0.16
Rain SHWRS                                                        C  C  C  C  L
TSTMS                                                             C  C  C  C  L
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     2     4     4
Haines                  3     4     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              4600  7600  5000  1200  6900  8100  4600  1400  4300  6300
T Wind Dir              S     S    SE     S     S     S    SE     S     S     S
T Wind Spd             17    20    20    17    18    21    17    20    20    18
RFTI              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


Date          Mon 09/25/17  Tue 09/26/17  Wed 09/27/17  Thu 09/28/17
UTC 6hrly     06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00
CDT 6hrly     01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19

Min/Max          66    79      61    75      58    77      56    75
Temp          70 66 77 75   65 61 73 72   61 58 74 73   60 56 72 71
Dewpt         63 64 67 68   63 60 64 64   60 58 62 63   56 54 58 58
Max/Min RH       93    70      96    70     100    62      93    57
RH            78 93 73 78   95 95 73 76   94100 67 70   86 93 62 64
PWind Dir         S     S       E    NE      NE    NE      NE    NE
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    B2 B2 OV OV   OV OV OV OV   OV OV B2 B2   B2 B2 B2 B1
PoP 12hr         60    80      70    60      50    40      20    30

$$

TXZ029-230000-
Plainview-Hale TX
34.18N 101.71W Elev. 3372 ft
638 AM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

Date             Fri 09/22/17            Sat 09/23/17            Sun 09/24/17
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
CDT 3hrly     04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19

Max/Min                      90          65          81          63          77
Temp             67 76 86 90 85 74 70 67 65 72 78 81 77 70 67 65 63 69 75 77 74
Dewpt            62 65 64 60 60 62 62 63 62 64 63 61 60 60 60 62 62 63 65 64 64
Min/Max RH                   37          92          51          97          64
RH               84 68 48 37 43 66 76 86 90 77 59 51 55 71 79 91 97 82 72 64 71
Wind Dir          S  S  S  S  S SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
Wind Spd          8 13 14 14 13 12 11 10  9 13 13 14 13 12 11 11 11 12 13 12 10
Clouds           FW SC FW SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B1 B1 B2 B2 OV OV OV OV OV B2 B2
Clouds(%)        14 26 18 30 33 38 58 68 63 76 67 65 73 85 90 93 93 94 90 87 76
PoP 12hr                     10          10          30          50          60
QPF 12hr                      0           0        0.11        0.20        0.35
Rain SHWRS                                C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  L
TSTMS                                     C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  L
LAL                     1     1     1     1     3     3     4     4     5     5
Haines                  2     2     2     3     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              2200  6200  3500  1600  5800  7900  5100  1400  1600  1900
T Wind Dir              S     S     S     S     S     S     S     S     S     S
T Wind Spd             20    23    16    18    26    26    23    18    21    17
RFTI              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


Date          Mon 09/25/17  Tue 09/26/17  Wed 09/27/17  Thu 09/28/17
UTC 6hrly     06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00
CDT 6hrly     01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19

Min/Max          61    74      56    70      54    71      53    70
Temp          64 61 72 70   60 56 68 67   57 54 68 67   57 53 67 66
Dewpt         62 61 64 63   59 55 59 57   55 52 58 57   53 51 55 55
Max/Min RH      100    71      99    65      95    63      93    61
RH            93100 76 77   98 96 74 71   92 93 70 69   88 93 65 68
PWind Dir         S     S       E    NE      NE    NE      NE    NE
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    B2 B2 B2 B2   OV B2 B2 B2   B1 B2 B2 B1   B2 B2 B2 B1
PoP 12hr         60    60      60    40      30    30      30    20

$$

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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