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National Weather Service Lubbock TX
316 PM CST Wed Feb 14 2018

TXZ024-151030-
Caprock RAWS-Briscoe TX
34.41N 101.05W Elev. 2561 ft
316 PM CST Wed Feb 14 2018

Date           02/14/18      Thu 02/15/18            Fri 02/16/18            Sat
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                      50          79          35          42          34
Temp             72 60 57 55 52 58 75 79 74 63 59 51 39 35 37 42 39 34 35 36 38
Dewpt            29 33 36 39 41 42 38 37 38 38 36 31 26 21 18 16 17 17 25 27 32
Max/Min RH                   70          22          61          34          79
RH               20 37 46 56 65 55 27 22 28 40 41 46 60 57 45 34 40 49 67 69 78
Wind Dir         SW SW SW SW  W  W  W  W  W  W NW  N  N NE NE  E SE  S  S SW  W
Wind Spd         10  9 11 11 11 13 20 20  9  8 11 18 19 16 10  6  6  6  9 10 12
Clouds           SC SC B1 SC SC SC SC SC B2 B2 OV B2 B2 B2 OV OV OV OV OV OV B2
Clouds(%)        48 47 58 40 33 43 39 48 75 82 89 85 86 83 89 92 94 95 96 92 75
PoP 12hr                      0           0          20          10          30
QPF 12hr                      0           0        0.02           0        0.05
Rain                                                              C  C  C  C
Rain SHWRS                                      S  S  S  S  S  S
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     3
Mix Hgt               100   200  5400  6800  1300  2900  2700  3000  2500  1200
T Wind Dir             SW    SW     W     W     W     N    NE     E     S    SW
T Wind Spd             10    11    23    25     9    25    21     8    12    17
RFTI              0  0  0  0  0  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO NO NO NO EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date           02/17/18  Sun 02/18/18  Mon 02/19/18  Tue 02/20/18  Wed 02/21/18
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          63      36    67      45    69      36    61      29    51
Temp          59 57 41   37 59 63 51   45 64 64 45   36 53 56 37   29 46 48
Dewpt         29 19 23   28 39 35 40   35 30 28 29   28 24 23 21   18 23 19
Min/Max RH       20      71    32      69    22      71    23      64    29
RH            31 23 50   70 48 36 66   68 28 26 53   71 32 28 53   64 41 31
PWind Dir         N      SE     S      SW    SW      SW    SW       E    NE
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC FW FW   SC B1 B2 B1   SC SC FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW
PoP 12hr          5       0    10      10     5       5     5      10     5

$$

TXZ026-151030-
Childress-Childress TX
34.43N 100.28W Elev. 1952 ft
316 PM CST Wed Feb 14 2018

Date           02/14/18      Thu 02/15/18            Fri 02/16/18            Sat
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                      52          82          36          42          35
Temp             72 62 60 56 53 60 77 82 77 66 61 50 39 36 39 42 39 36 35 35 35
Dewpt            34 40 43 43 42 43 41 38 39 40 38 32 26 20 18 15 16 17 23 24 29
Max/Min RH                   69          21          60          33          79
RH               24 44 54 61 66 53 28 21 25 38 42 50 59 52 43 33 38 45 60 63 77
Wind Dir          S  S SW SW SW SW  W  W  W  W NW  N  N  N NE NE  E SE  S  S SW
Wind Spd         11 12 12 10  9 11 17 19 10  6  9 19 21 19 12  9  8  5  6  9  9
Clouds           SC SC B1 SC SC SC SC B1 B2 B2 OV OV OV OV B2 OV OV OV OV OV B2
Clouds(%)        36 46 64 48 41 44 50 58 83 86 90 90 88 93 86 94 96 98 99 93 83
PoP 12hr                      0           0          20          20          30
QPF 12hr                      0           0        0.02        0.01        0.07
Rain                                                              C  C  C  C
Rain SHWRS                                      S  S  S  S  S  S
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  3     3     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt               100   100  3900  6500   100  2500  2500  3100  2700  1600
T Wind Dir              S    SW    SW     W     W     N    NE    NE    SE     S
T Wind Spd             11     9    14    19     5    28    25    11     9    16
RFTI              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date           02/17/18  Sun 02/18/18  Mon 02/19/18  Tue 02/20/18  Wed 02/21/18
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          63      36    67      45    71      36    60      29    51
Temp          57 57 42   36 58 63 51   45 65 66 46   36 53 55 37   29 44 49
Dewpt         30 22 24   28 38 38 42   37 33 30 30   29 25 23 22   19 22 19
Min/Max RH       23      73    34      76    23      74    24      66    29
RH            35 25 49   71 46 39 72   73 31 26 53   74 34 28 53   66 41 30
PWind Dir         N      SE     S       S    SW      SW     N      NE    NE
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC FW FW   SC B1 B2 B1   SC SC FW FW   SC SC FW FW   SC SC FW
PoP 12hr         10       0    10      10     5      10    10      10     5

$$

TXZ043-151030-
Jayton RAWS-Kent TX
33.23N 100.57W Elev. 1905 ft
316 PM CST Wed Feb 14 2018

Date           02/14/18      Thu 02/15/18            Fri 02/16/18            Sat
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                      54          84          38          44          36
Temp             73 63 60 57 55 60 76 84 78 67 59 54 43 37 42 44 42 38 37 36 37
Dewpt            42 46 49 50 49 49 48 45 43 42 43 39 31 26 22 20 21 18 25 26 29
Max/Min RH                   83          25          65          38          72
RH               32 54 68 78 81 68 38 26 29 41 55 57 62 62 45 38 43 45 62 67 71
Wind Dir          S  S  S SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  W NW  N  N NE NE NE NE  S SW SW
Wind Spd         10 10 11 10  9 12 16 19 12  8  6 10 20 20 13 11  8  4  3  5  5
Clouds           SC SC SC B1 SC SC SC SC B1 B2 B2 OV OV OV B2 OV OV OV OV OV OV
Clouds(%)        37 43 38 56 46 36 44 49 66 74 73 94 91 94 87 95 96 94 99100 95
PoP 12hr                      0           0          20          30          60
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0        0.01        0.44
Rain                                                              L  L  L  L  S
Rain SHWRS                                      S  S  C  C  C  C
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  4     3     3     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt               700   500  2600  7200  3100  2200  2600  2700  2100  1700
T Wind Dir              S    SW    SW     W    SW    NW    NE    NE     E    SW
T Wind Spd             11    16    14    26    10    14    29    17     6    12
RFTI              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date           02/17/18  Sun 02/18/18  Mon 02/19/18  Tue 02/20/18  Wed 02/21/18
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          66      37    68      45    73      42    64      32    54
Temp          59 60 43   37 59 66 51   45 68 69 50   42 59 61 41   32 47 51
Dewpt         35 29 32   33 41 42 45   42 37 35 35   35 31 27 29   25 27 23
Min/Max RH       30      84    38      91    25      76    25      75    31
RH            40 30 64   83 51 42 79   88 33 28 56   76 35 28 62   74 45 32
PWind Dir         W      SE     S       S    SW      SW     W       E    NE
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    B2 SC SC   SC B1 B2 B1   B1 SC SC SC   SC SC FW FW   SC SC SC
PoP 12hr         20       0    10      20     5      20    10      20    10

$$

TXZ035-151030-
Lubbock-Lubbock TX
33.67N 101.82W Elev. 3280 ft
316 PM CST Wed Feb 14 2018

Date           02/14/18      Thu 02/15/18            Fri 02/16/18            Sat
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                      50          78          36          42          34
Temp             74 61 56 54 51 56 73 78 74 61 56 50 41 35 38 42 41 35 34 35 36
Dewpt            30 34 38 38 38 40 41 44 41 39 37 34 27 24 21 23 22 20 26 28 30
Max/Min RH                   66          30          64          46          82
RH               20 36 50 55 61 55 31 30 31 44 49 55 57 64 49 47 47 54 72 75 78
Wind Dir         SW  S SW SW SW  W  W  W  W  W NW  N NE NE NE  E  E  S  S SW  W
Wind Spd         13 10 11 10 10 12 20 21 14 10  9 12 20 18 13  8  9  6  8  9 10
Clouds           SC B1 B1 SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B2 OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV B2
Clouds(%)        47 53 55 39 33 43 37 52 62 68 83 91 94 90 92 98 99 98 98 98 84
PoP 12hr                      0           0          20          30          40
QPF 12hr                      0           0        0.04        0.06        0.16
Rain                                                              C  C  C  C
Rain SHWRS                                      S  S  C  C  C  C
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  3     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt               200   200  4300  6100  3600  2100  2400  2200  1600   700
T Wind Dir              S    SW     W     W     W     N    NE    NE    SE    SW
T Wind Spd              9    10    13    24     9    13    24    10     9    16
RFTI              0  0  0  0  0  0  1  2  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO NO NO NO EL EL NO NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date           02/17/18  Sun 02/18/18  Mon 02/19/18  Tue 02/20/18  Wed 02/21/18
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          64      34    66      41    70      35    63      29    55
Temp          58 58 39   34 56 64 48   41 62 65 45   35 56 59 39   29 47 52
Dewpt         28 22 25   29 38 35 40   34 29 27 29   26 24 22 25   21 23 21
Min/Max RH       24      85    32      82    20      71    21      73    27
RH            31 25 56   82 51 34 73   76 28 24 54   69 29 23 56   72 38 29
PWind Dir        NW      SE     S      SW    SW      SW    SW      SE    NE
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC FW SC   SC B1 B2 B1   SC SC FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW
PoP 12hr          5       5    10      10     0       5     5      10     5

$$

TXZ031-151030-
Matador RAWS-Cottle TX
34.13N 100.42W Elev. 1900 ft
316 PM CST Wed Feb 14 2018

Date           02/14/18      Thu 02/15/18            Fri 02/16/18            Sat
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                      53          84          38          43          36
Temp             75 64 60 58 55 60 78 84 78 68 63 55 41 38 41 43 41 37 37 36 37
Dewpt            36 41 44 45 45 45 42 40 40 40 39 34 27 21 19 16 18 18 23 26 30
Max/Min RH                   72          21          58          33          77
RH               24 44 55 60 69 57 28 21 25 35 42 45 56 50 40 33 39 45 58 66 75
Wind Dir          S  S SW SW SW SW  W  W  W  W NW  N  N  N NE NE  E SE  S  S SW
Wind Spd         10 10 11 10  9 11 17 19 10  6  8 16 21 19 13  8  6  4  5  9  8
Clouds           SC SC B1 B1 SC SC B1 B1 B2 OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV
Clouds(%)        35 48 60 51 41 46 51 60 81 92 92 90 92 94 89 96 99 98 98 93 88
PoP 12hr                      0           0          20          20          40
QPF 12hr                      0           0        0.02        0.02        0.13
Rain                                                              C  C  C  C
Rain SHWRS                                      S  S  S  S  S  S
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  3     3     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt               200   300  4800  6900   200  2700  2700  2700  2600  1600
T Wind Dir              S    SW    SW     W     W     N    NE    NE    SE     S
T Wind Spd             11    11    16    20     5    26    26    11     8    13
RFTI              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date           02/17/18  Sun 02/18/18  Mon 02/19/18  Tue 02/20/18  Wed 02/21/18
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          66      36    67      45    73      38    63      30    53
Temp          61 59 41   36 60 64 52   45 68 67 48   39 55 58 38   30 47 50
Dewpt         32 23 26   30 40 38 43   38 34 32 31   31 25 24 23   20 23 20
Min/Max RH       23      81    36      78    23      73    23      66    28
RH            33 25 56   78 48 39 70   76 28 27 53   73 31 28 56   66 38 30
PWind Dir        NW      SE     S       S    SW      SW    NW      NE    NE
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC FW FW   SC B1 B2 B1   SC SC FW FW   SC SC FW FW   SC SC FW
PoP 12hr         10       0    10      10     5      10    10      20     5

$$

TXZ029-151030-
Plainview-Hale TX
34.18N 101.71W Elev. 3372 ft
316 PM CST Wed Feb 14 2018

Date           02/14/18      Thu 02/15/18            Fri 02/16/18            Sat
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          74          34          42          34
Temp             72 60 54 52 49 55 69 74 69 57 54 47 37 34 38 42 40 35 34 34 36
Dewpt            29 32 33 36 38 40 40 39 39 38 36 30 25 22 21 19 19 20 24 26 30
Max/Min RH                   68          28          64          39          80
RH               20 35 44 55 66 58 34 28 33 49 50 50 61 61 49 39 42 54 66 72 78
Wind Dir         SW SW SW SW  W  W  W  W  W  W NW  N NE NE NE  E SE  S SW SW  W
Wind Spd         12  9  8  8  9 12 21 20 11  8  8 14 19 16 11  8  6  6  9 11 10
Clouds           SC SC B1 SC SC SC SC B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 OV B2 OV OV OV OV OV OV B2
Clouds(%)        47 47 56 33 32 42 44 55 70 79 84 85 92 86 91 91 97 95 96 95 75
PoP 12hr                      0           0          20          20          30
QPF 12hr                      0           0        0.02        0.02        0.06
Rain                                                              C  C  C  C
Rain SHWRS                                      S  S  S  S  S  S
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     4
Mix Hgt               100   100  4900  6500  3900  2500  2500  2500  1700  1000
T Wind Dir             SW    SW     W     W     W     N    NE     E     S    SW
T Wind Spd             10    11    24    28     8    19    23    10    12    19
RFTI              0  0  0  0  0  0  2  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO NO NO NO EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date           02/17/18  Sun 02/18/18  Mon 02/19/18  Tue 02/20/18  Wed 02/21/18
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          62      32    65      39    69      33    60      27    53
Temp          58 56 38   32 57 62 47   39 63 62 43   33 53 55 35   27 47 50
Dewpt         27 19 23   26 38 34 37   32 29 26 27   25 25 23 23   19 24 20
Min/Max RH       23      78    34      79    21      72    25      72    28
RH            30 23 55   77 48 35 68   76 28 26 54   72 34 29 60   71 40 30
PWind Dir        NW      SE    SW      SW    SW      SW    SW      SE    NE
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC FW FW   SC B1 B1 B1   SC SC FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW
PoP 12hr          5       5     5      10     0       5     5      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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