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National Weather Service Lubbock TX
312 AM CST Sat Jan 20 2018

TXZ024-202215-
Caprock RAWS-Briscoe TX
34.41N 101.05W Elev. 2561 ft
312 AM CST Sat Jan 20 2018

Date             Sat 01/20/18            Sun 01/21/18            Mon 01/22/18
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
CST 3hrly     03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18

Max/Min                      80          44          60          31          55
Temp             39 44 69 80 68 57 52 48 45 46 56 60 51 42 37 34 32 35 49 55 46
Dewpt            19 21 23 20 21 23 25 29 32 33 21 14 13 17 19 19 18 17 10  6  6
Min/Max RH                   11          66          16          57          13
RH               44 39 18 11 17 27 35 48 60 58 26 16 22 36 47 54 56 47 21 13 19
Wind Dir          W  W  W SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  W SW  W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW
Wind Spd         10 10 10 10  6  9 12 11 12 18 29 29 23 23 18 18 16 13 16 12  5
Clouds           CL CL FW CL CL CL FW FW FW FW CL FW FW SC FW CL CL CL CL CL FW
Clouds(%)         2  3  6  5  2  5 14 17 22 13  5 11 17 30  9  2  4  1  1  0  8
PoP 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Obvis                                          BD BD
Fire Weather                                    A  A
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  5     5     5     4     4     3     3     2     4     4
Mix Hgt              1100  5200   100   100  6800  9200  1700   700  4900  6200
T Wind Dir              W    SW    SW    SW     W     W    NW    NW    NW    NW
T Wind Spd              8    11    10    11    29    35    26    21    19    17
RFTI              0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  4  4  2  2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO CL CL EL EL NO NO NO NO NO EL NO


Date               Tue 01/23/18  Wed 01/24/18  Thu 01/25/18  Fri 01/26/18
UTC 6hrly     06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Min/Max            28    58      27    59      32    62      36    59
Temp          34   29 50 48 34   28 50 50 38   33 54 54 41   37 53 50
Dewpt          8   12 11 14 16   17 20 19 21   25 28 29 32   32 33 25
Max/Min RH         50    16      67    21      77    29      89    31
RH            34   49 21 25 48   64 30 28 50   73 37 39 68   84 47 38
PWind Dir          SW     S       E     S       S    SW       S    SW
Wind Char         <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW   SC SC SC FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW SC FW
PoP 12hr            0     0       5     5       0     0       5     5

$$

TXZ026-202215-
Childress-Childress TX
34.43N 100.28W Elev. 1952 ft
312 AM CST Sat Jan 20 2018

Date             Sat 01/20/18            Sun 01/21/18            Mon 01/22/18
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
CST 3hrly     03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18

Max/Min                      75          41          63          30          56
Temp             36 41 64 75 64 54 48 44 42 44 57 63 52 42 37 33 31 34 49 56 47
Dewpt            23 23 25 24 26 26 28 32 33 35 27 16 18 19 20 21 19 19 14  8 11
Min/Max RH                   15          78          16          63          14
RH               59 48 22 15 23 34 45 61 71 70 31 16 25 39 50 60 61 54 24 14 23
Wind Dir          S SW SW  S  S  S SW SW  S  S SW SW SW  W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW
Wind Spd          8  6  9 10  9  9 10  9  9 13 28 29 23 23 17 13 14 14 21 16  8
Clouds           FW CL CL CL CL CL FW CL FW SC CL FW FW FW FW CL CL CL CL CL CL
Clouds(%)         6  1  2  1  2  0 10  1 18 30  5 10 12 18 10  1  0  0  1  1  5
PoP 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Obvis                                          BD BD
Fire Weather                                    A  A
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  6     5     5     5     4     4     3     2     4     4
Mix Hgt               800  1500     0     0  5200  8600  2500   300  4900  6100
T Wind Dir             SW     S     S    SW    SW     W    NW     W    NW    NW
T Wind Spd              3     8     9     6    17    32    24    14    21    18
RFTI              0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  4  4  2  2  0  0  0  0  2  1  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO CL CL EL EL NO NO NO NO EL EL NO


Date               Tue 01/23/18  Wed 01/24/18  Thu 01/25/18  Fri 01/26/18
UTC 6hrly     06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Min/Max            27    57      27    59      32    62      36    60
Temp          33   28 49 47 33   28 50 50 38   33 54 54 41   37 54 51
Dewpt         12   13 15 17 18   18 22 22 22   23 28 29 32   32 36 26
Max/Min RH         57    20      71    24      74    28      91    31
RH            41   54 25 29 53   67 32 32 53   67 37 38 69   83 51 38
PWind Dir           N     E       E    SE       S     S       S     S
Wind Char         <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   15>
Avg Clouds    FW   FW SC SC FW   SC SC FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW SC FW
PoP 12hr            0     0       5     5       0     0       0     5

$$

TXZ043-202215-
Jayton RAWS-Kent TX
33.23N 100.57W Elev. 1905 ft
312 AM CST Sat Jan 20 2018

Date             Sat 01/20/18            Sun 01/21/18            Mon 01/22/18
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
CST 3hrly     03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18

Max/Min                      77          44          65          30          59
Temp             39 44 66 77 66 56 51 47 45 47 59 65 54 43 37 34 31 34 51 59 49
Dewpt            31 28 25 24 25 29 33 38 42 41 24 11 10 14 14 18 19 17 15  9  7
Min/Max RH                   14          98          11          62          13
RH               73 53 21 14 21 35 50 71 92 80 26 12 17 30 37 52 61 49 24 13 18
Wind Dir         SW SW SW SW  S  S SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  W  W  W  W NW NW  W
Wind Spd         10 12 13 13  8  9 10  9 10 16 28 28 21 17 13 10 10 10 12 11  5
Clouds           CL CL CL CL CL CL FW FW SC SC FW FW FW CL CL CL FW CL CL CL FW
Clouds(%)         4  2  4  4  5  1  6  9 35 31 10 13  7  5  2  2  6  1  4  1 19
PoP 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Obvis                                          BD BD
Fire Weather                                    A  A
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  5     5     5     5     4     4     3     3     4     4
Mix Hgt               700  1900   100   500  5200  7500  3200   200  5500  6300
T Wind Dir             SW    SW    SW    SW    SW     W     W     W     W     W
T Wind Spd             14    14    11    13    26    34    16    10    16    13
RFTI              0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  4  6  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO CL CH EL NO NO NO NO NO NO EL NO


Date               Tue 01/23/18  Wed 01/24/18  Thu 01/25/18  Fri 01/26/18
UTC 6hrly     06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Min/Max            29    61      27    59      32    63      36    63
Temp          35   30 52 50 34   28 50 50 38   33 55 54 42   37 56 53
Dewpt         14   15 13 13 18   19 20 20 20   25 28 30 32   34 38 27
Max/Min RH         55    14      71    22      79    27      99    30
RH            41   54 20 22 51   68 30 30 49   74 36 39 67   90 51 35
PWind Dir          SW     S      SE    SE       S     S       S     S
Wind Char         <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW   SC SC SC SC   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW
PoP 12hr            0     0       5     5       0     0       5     5

$$

TXZ035-202215-
Lubbock-Lubbock TX
33.67N 101.82W Elev. 3280 ft
312 AM CST Sat Jan 20 2018

Date             Sat 01/20/18            Sun 01/21/18            Mon 01/22/18
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
CST 3hrly     03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18

Max/Min                      76          39          57          25          54
Temp             34 39 64 76 64 53 47 43 40 42 52 57 47 37 32 28 26 29 46 54 45
Dewpt            16 18 20 18 20 24 26 30 31 29 18 12 11 14 15 16 16 15 13  7  8
Min/Max RH                   11          73          16          68          15
RH               48 41 18 11 18 32 44 60 71 60 26 16 23 39 49 60 66 54 26 15 22
Wind Dir          W  W  W SW SW SW SW SW SW  W  W  W  W  W NW NW NW NW NW NW  W
Wind Spd          8  8 11 13  9 10 11  9 12 21 31 32 26 19 13 11 11 10 12 11  6
Clouds           CL FW FW FW FW FW FW FW SC FW CL FW FW SC CL CL CL CL CL CL FW
Clouds(%)         5  9  9 15 13  6 12 17 27 10  5 16 25 29  2  5  4  0  5  0 23
PoP 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Obvis                                          BD BD
Fire Weather                                    A  A
High Wind                                       A  A
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  5     5     5     3     4     3     3     2     4     4
Mix Hgt               800  3800   100   100  6600  9000  4400   200  4200  5100
T Wind Dir              W    SW    SW    SW     W     W     W     W     W     W
T Wind Spd             10    13    10     9    27    37    16     9    11    11
RFTI              0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  2  4  4  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO EL CL CL CL NO NO NO NO NO NO EL NO


Date               Tue 01/23/18  Wed 01/24/18  Thu 01/25/18  Fri 01/26/18
UTC 6hrly     06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Min/Max            25    58      23    58      28    60      31    59
Temp          31   26 49 47 30   24 49 48 34   29 51 51 37   32 51 49
Dewpt          7    7  9 12 14   16 18 18 20   24 26 25 30   30 29 21
Max/Min RH         51    15      76    21      88    26      96    26
RH            35   44 19 24 50   72 29 29 55   83 37 36 75   94 42 33
PWind Dir          SW     S      SE     S       S     S       S    SW
Wind Char         <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   15>
Avg Clouds    FW   SC B1 SC FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW SC FW
PoP 12hr            0     0       5     5       0     0       5     5

$$

TXZ031-202215-
Matador RAWS-Cottle TX
34.13N 100.42W Elev. 1900 ft
312 AM CST Sat Jan 20 2018

Date             Sat 01/20/18            Sun 01/21/18            Mon 01/22/18
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
CST 3hrly     03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18

Max/Min                      81          43          65          31          58
Temp             37 43 69 81 69 57 51 47 44 46 59 65 54 44 38 34 32 35 51 58 48
Dewpt            23 23 24 24 26 27 29 34 36 36 27 15 17 18 20 21 19 19 13  9 10
Min/Max RH                   12          79          14          60          14
RH               56 45 19 13 20 31 42 61 74 67 29 15 23 35 47 57 58 51 22 14 21
Wind Dir         SW SW SW SW  S  S SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW
Wind Spd          9  6 10 12  9  9 10 10 11 13 28 29 23 21 17 13 13 13 18 13  6
Clouds           CL CL CL CL CL CL FW CL FW FW CL FW FW FW FW CL CL CL CL CL FW
Clouds(%)         4  1  2  1  2  0 10  2 18 22  5 11 12 17  8  1  0  0  1  1  8
PoP 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Obvis                                          BD BD
Fire Weather                                    A  A
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  6     5     5     4     4     4     3     3     4     4
Mix Hgt              1000  1900   100   200  5600  8900   500   400  5400  6200
T Wind Dir             SW     S    SW    SW    SW     W     W    NW    NW    NW
T Wind Spd              5     9    10    10    21    34    18    16    21    17
RFTI              0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  4  5  2  2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO CL CH EL EL NO NO NO NO NO EL NO


Date               Tue 01/23/18  Wed 01/24/18  Thu 01/25/18  Fri 01/26/18
UTC 6hrly     06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Min/Max            27    60      26    60      32    63      36    62
Temp          34   28 51 49 33   27 51 51 38   33 55 54 42   37 55 52
Dewpt         13   14 15 17 19   19 22 21 21   24 29 30 32   33 37 27
Max/Min RH         56    18      74    22      78    29      94    30
RH            41   55 23 27 54   70 31 30 51   72 37 39 68   87 51 37
PWind Dir           W    SE       E     S       S     S       S     S
Wind Char         <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW   FW SC SC FW   SC SC FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW SC FW
PoP 12hr            0     0       5     5       0     0       5     5

$$

TXZ029-202215-
Plainview-Hale TX
34.18N 101.71W Elev. 3372 ft
312 AM CST Sat Jan 20 2018

Date             Sat 01/20/18            Sun 01/21/18            Mon 01/22/18
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
CST 3hrly     03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18

Max/Min                      78          37          55          23          52
Temp             34 40 66 78 65 52 46 41 38 40 50 55 45 35 30 26 24 27 44 52 43
Dewpt            17 18 19 16 18 20 23 28 27 29 18 13 11 13 17 18 16 16 10  3  3
Min/Max RH                   10          72          18          74          13
RH               50 41 16 10 16 28 40 59 65 65 28 18 25 40 58 71 72 62 24 13 19
Wind Dir          W  W  W  W SW SW SW SW SW  W  W  W  W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW  W
Wind Spd          9  9 11 12  6  8 10  8 11 19 31 31 24 19 14 12 12 10 13 12  5
Clouds           CL CL CL FW CL CL FW FW SC FW FW FW FW SC CL CL CL CL CL CL FW
Clouds(%)         1  2  5  7  2  4 11 19 30  8  6 15 22 34  5  3  5  1  2  0 13
PoP 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Obvis                                          BD BD
Fire Weather                                    A  A
High Wind                                       A  A
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  5     5     5     3     4     3     3     2     4     5
Mix Hgt              1100  4600   100   100  6900  9000  4900   300  4400  5600
T Wind Dir              W    SW    SW    SW     W     W    NW    NW    NW     W
T Wind Spd             11    14    10    10    35    40    21    12    14    14
RFTI              0  0  0  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  4  4  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO CL NO NO NO NO NO NO CL CL CL NO NO NO NO NO NO EL NO


Date               Tue 01/23/18  Wed 01/24/18  Thu 01/25/18  Fri 01/26/18
UTC 6hrly     06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Min/Max            23    56      21    56      27    59      30    56
Temp          29   24 47 45 28   22 47 47 33   28 50 50 36   31 49 46
Dewpt          3    7  7 13 15   15 19 17 19   23 27 27 30   29 29 22
Max/Min RH         50    16      81    22      91    29      96    31
RH            32   48 19 27 57   75 33 30 56   83 40 41 78   94 46 38
PWind Dir          SW     S      SE     S       S    SW       S    SW
Wind Char         <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW   SC SC SC FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW SC FW
PoP 12hr            0     0       5     5       0     0       5     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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