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National Weather Service Lubbock TX
505 AM CDT Sun May 21 2017

TXZ024-212230-
Caprock RAWS-Briscoe TX
34.41N 101.05W Elev. 2561 ft
505 AM CDT Sun May 21 2017

Date             Sun 05/21/17            Mon 05/22/17            Tue 05/23/17
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                      78          56          74          53          70
Temp             49 64 73 78 75 63 58 57 56 61 68 74 71 60 58 56 53 61 65 70 68
Dewpt            41 43 43 43 43 46 48 50 51 55 56 56 58 57 55 53 52 49 46 43 43
Min/Max RH                   28          88          54          97          38
RH               74 46 34 29 32 54 70 76 85 83 67 54 63 90 89 91 95 64 50 38 41
Wind Dir         SW SE SE SE SE SE SE  S  S  S SW  S  E  E  W  N  N  N  N  N  N
Wind Spd          3  8 12 12 12  9  9  5  4  5  5  4  6  5  4  9 11 13 13 13 11
Clouds           CL CL FW FW FW SC SC B2 B2 OV OV OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 SC SC
Clouds(%)         3  4  7 11 10 37 46 71 83 90 89 88 87 87 72 74 76 72 58 46 40
PoP 12hr                      5          20          60          50          20
QPF 12hr                      0        0.01        0.40        0.22           0
Rain SHWRS                    S  S  S  S  L  L  L  L  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S
TSTMS                         S  S  S  S  L  L  L  L  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S
LAL                     1     1     3     3     4     4     4     4     3     3
Haines                  5     3     3     3     3     3     3     3     2     2
Mix Hgt              6800  7500  4100  1100  6900  9000  1700  2100  3000  9000
T Wind Dir              S     S     S     S     W    SW    SE     W     N     N
T Wind Spd             18    17    10     9    12    10    10    11    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          Wed 05/24/17  Thu 05/25/17  Fri 05/26/17  Sat 05/27/17
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          50    79      54    90      62    93      62    92
Temp          54 51 72 77   60 55 81 88   69 63 86 90   70 63 86 89
Dewpt         44 44 43 42   47 49 52 46   50 50 40 39   44 44 41 40
Max/Min RH       80    27      82    23      66    15      51    16
RH            68 77 36 29   62 79 37 23   51 61 20 17   39 49 21 18
PWind Dir        NW     W       S     S      SW    SW      SW    SW
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC SC FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW
PoP 12hr          5     0       0     0       5     5       5     5

$$

TXZ026-212230-
Childress-Childress TX
34.43N 100.28W Elev. 1952 ft
505 AM CDT Sun May 21 2017

Date             Sun 05/21/17            Mon 05/22/17            Tue 05/23/17
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                      79          57          75          56          72
Temp             50 65 77 79 77 65 61 58 58 62 70 74 73 63 59 58 56 63 68 71 70
Dewpt            43 45 43 43 44 48 49 50 51 54 57 56 58 58 57 56 53 49 48 44 43
Min/Max RH                   28          78          53          93          35
RH               77 48 30 28 31 54 65 75 77 75 63 53 59 84 93 93 90 60 49 38 38
Wind Dir         SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE  S  S  S SE SE NW  N  N  N  N  N  N
Wind Spd          3  8 10 11 11  8  9  5  4  6  5  5  6  5  4  9 12 13 10 14 12
Clouds           CL CL CL FW FW SC SC B1 B2 B2 B2 OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 SC SC
Clouds(%)         2  2  4  8  6 30 35 62 83 87 85 90 87 83 76 77 78 80 65 40 35
PoP 12hr                      0          20          50          50          20
QPF 12hr                      0           0        0.30        0.25           0
Rain SHWRS                    S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S
TSTMS                         S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S
LAL                     1     1     2     2     4     4     4     4     3     3
Haines                  3     4     3     3     3     3     4     4     2     3
Mix Hgt              6800  7400  3100   100  5600  8100  1700  2400  3400  9200
T Wind Dir              S    SE    SE    SE    SW     S    SE    NW     N     N
T Wind Spd             14    17     9     2     6    10    11    12    19    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          Wed 05/24/17  Thu 05/25/17  Fri 05/26/17  Sat 05/27/17
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          52    80      55    90      65    94      66    93
Temp          57 53 73 79   60 56 81 88   71 66 87 92   72 66 88 90
Dewpt         44 44 43 43   47 49 55 52   53 54 50 49   50 49 47 47
Max/Min RH       74    27      77    28      68    22      54    20
RH            62 71 34 28   62 77 41 29   53 65 28 23   46 54 24 23
PWind Dir        NW    NW      SE     S       S    SW       S    SW
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC SC FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW
PoP 12hr          5     0       0     0       5     5       5     5

$$

TXZ043-212230-
Jayton RAWS-Kent TX
33.23N 100.57W Elev. 1905 ft
505 AM CDT Sun May 21 2017

Date             Sun 05/21/17            Mon 05/22/17            Tue 05/23/17
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                      78          60          79          55          73
Temp             53 67 75 78 75 67 64 62 60 67 72 78 77 65 62 58 55 63 69 73 71
Dewpt            44 47 45 44 45 48 51 52 53 57 58 58 59 61 59 57 55 53 49 46 46
Min/Max RH                   29          78          50         100          38
RH               71 49 34 30 34 50 62 70 78 70 61 51 55 88 92 95 99 71 50 38 41
Wind Dir         NE  E  E  E SE SE SE SE SE  S  S SE SE  N NE  N  N  N  N  N  N
Wind Spd          4  9 11 12 11  6  5  4  4  5  6  6  9  6  4  4  8 13 17 13 11
Clouds           CL FW FW SC SC SC B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 SC SC
Clouds(%)         3 11 20 26 28 46 63 75 81 77 78 79 83 86 76 74 71 75 64 44 38
PoP 12hr                     10          20          40          60          20
QPF 12hr                      0           0        0.15        0.31           0
Rain SHWRS                    S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  S  S  S  S
TSTMS                         S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  S  S  S  S
LAL                     1     1     3     3     4     4     5     5     3     3
Haines                  3     2     2     2     3     3     3     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              4600  5700  2700  1500  5700  7500  4800  1400  4200  3300
T Wind Dir             SE    SE    SE     S    SW     S    NE     S     N    NW
T Wind Spd             14    13     8     9     6    11    16     9    25    13
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          Wed 05/24/17  Thu 05/25/17  Fri 05/26/17  Sat 05/27/17
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          51    82      57    93      65    95      66    96
Temp          58 52 74 80   64 58 83 91   72 65 90 93   74 66 91 94
Dewpt         47 45 44 42   48 50 53 49   56 57 46 42   50 54 48 43
Max/Min RH       79    24      77    22      78    16      65    16
RH            67 77 34 26   56 75 36 24   57 75 22 17   43 65 23 17
PWind Dir        NW     W       S     S       S    SW      SW    SW
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC SC FW FW   FW CL FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW
PoP 12hr         10     0       0     5       5     5       5     5

$$

TXZ035-212230-
Lubbock-Lubbock TX
33.67N 101.82W Elev. 3280 ft
505 AM CDT Sun May 21 2017

Date             Sun 05/21/17            Mon 05/22/17            Tue 05/23/17
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                      78          56          78          54          70
Temp             52 65 73 78 75 64 59 57 56 63 72 78 73 64 60 57 54 60 65 69 68
Dewpt            41 42 41 39 41 48 50 50 51 55 55 55 56 57 56 54 51 46 45 41 43
Min/Max RH                   25          83          45          93          35
RH               66 43 31 25 29 56 72 77 83 75 55 45 55 78 87 90 90 60 48 36 40
Wind Dir         SE SE SE SE SE SE SE  S  S  S  S  S SE  E  E  N  N  N NE  N  N
Wind Spd          6 13 14 13 14 13 11  9  6  8 10  8  9  9  6  9 11 17 17 13 12
Clouds           CL FW FW SC SC B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC
Clouds(%)         4  9 23 27 35 53 61 79 78 86 84 83 82 81 69 69 69 67 56 44 42
PoP 12hr                      5          20          50          50          20
QPF 12hr                      0        0.02        0.27        0.21           0
Rain SHWRS                    S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S
TSTMS                         S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S
LAL                     1     1     3     3     4     4     4     4     3     3
Haines                  3     3     3     3     3     3     3     3     2     3
Mix Hgt              2900  6300  3900  2400  5600 10200  6500  1700  2800  2700
T Wind Dir             SE    SE     S     S     W    SW    NW    SW     N     N
T Wind Spd             19    13    17    11     8     9    20    10    23    12
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          Wed 05/24/17  Thu 05/25/17  Fri 05/26/17  Sat 05/27/17
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          49    81      57    92      62    93      62    92
Temp          54 50 72 79   62 57 82 90   70 62 87 91   71 62 87 89
Dewpt         44 43 42 41   46 50 46 36   45 46 35 30   35 40 33 31
Max/Min RH       80    24      77    15      58    11      44    11
RH            69 77 34 26   56 77 28 15   41 56 16 11   27 44 14 13
PWind Dir        NW     W       S    SW      SW     W      SW    SW
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC SC FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW
PoP 12hr         10     0       0     0       5     5       5     5

$$

TXZ031-212230-
Matador RAWS-Cottle TX
34.13N 100.42W Elev. 1900 ft
505 AM CDT Sun May 21 2017

Date             Sun 05/21/17            Mon 05/22/17            Tue 05/23/17
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                      81          58          77          55          73
Temp             50 68 77 81 78 66 62 59 59 66 72 77 72 63 60 58 55 64 69 72 71
Dewpt            42 46 44 43 44 49 50 50 52 56 57 57 59 58 56 56 54 50 49 46 44
Min/Max RH                   26          78          50         100          36
RH               74 46 32 27 30 53 64 72 77 70 60 50 64 84 87 93 96 60 49 39 38
Wind Dir         SE SE SE SE SE SE SE  S SE  S  S  S SE SE  W  N  N  N  N  N  N
Wind Spd          3  6 11 11 11  6  5  5  4  6  5  6  5  6  4  8  9 13 12 13 11
Clouds           CL CL CL FW FW SC SC B1 B2 B2 B2 OV OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 SC SC
Clouds(%)         2  3  3  9  9 32 40 66 81 86 85 89 88 87 80 79 77 77 59 40 37
PoP 12hr                      0          20          50          50          30
QPF 12hr                      0           0        0.29        0.30           0
Rain SHWRS                    S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
TSTMS                         S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
LAL                     1     1     2     2     4     4     4     4     3     3
Haines                  4     4     3     2     3     3     3     3     2     3
Mix Hgt              6800  7300  3200   400  4500  8300  1700  1600  3300  7900
T Wind Dir             SE    SE    SE     S    SW    SW    SE     W     N     N
T Wind Spd             16    17     9     3    10     6    12    10    23    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          Wed 05/24/17  Thu 05/25/17  Fri 05/26/17  Sat 05/27/17
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          51    81      56    92      65    95      66    95
Temp          56 52 74 79   63 57 83 90   73 66 88 93   73 66 89 93
Dewpt         46 45 44 43   48 49 54 51   54 55 48 47   49 51 47 46
Max/Min RH       80    26      77    25      70    19      58    18
RH            69 77 34 28   58 75 38 26   52 67 25 21   43 58 23 20
PWind Dir        NW     W      SE     S       S    SW      SW    SW
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC SC FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW
PoP 12hr          5     0       0     0       0     5       5     5

$$

TXZ029-212230-
Plainview-Hale TX
34.18N 101.71W Elev. 3372 ft
505 AM CDT Sun May 21 2017

Date             Sun 05/21/17            Mon 05/22/17            Tue 05/23/17
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                      77          54          74          51          68
Temp             48 64 73 77 74 62 57 56 54 61 68 74 68 60 57 56 51 59 63 67 66
Dewpt            39 41 41 40 40 45 48 49 51 55 55 55 56 57 54 52 50 46 44 41 41
Min/Max RH                   26          90          51          96          37
RH               71 43 31 26 29 54 72 77 90 81 63 51 65 90 90 86 96 62 50 39 40
Wind Dir         SE SE SE SE SE SE  S  S  S  S SW  S  E  E  E  N  N  N  N  N  N
Wind Spd          4 11 13 12 13 12 10  6  6  8  8  5  6  5  4 10 11 14 13 13 11
Clouds           CL FW FW FW FW SC B1 B2 B2 B2 OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC
Clouds(%)         4  6 12 18 25 44 54 79 82 85 89 85 86 86 74 73 71 65 51 47 42
PoP 12hr                      5          20          60          50          20
QPF 12hr                      0        0.03        0.36        0.20           0
Rain SHWRS                    C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S
TSTMS                         C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S
LAL                     1     1     3     3     4     4     4     4     3     3
Haines                  4     2     3     3     3     3     3     3     2     2
Mix Hgt              5900  7000  4600  1900  6100 10600  5200  2100  2800  5700
T Wind Dir             SE     S     S     S     W     W    SE    NW     N     N
T Wind Spd             19    14    14    11     9     9     9    12    24    14
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          Wed 05/24/17  Thu 05/25/17  Fri 05/26/17  Sat 05/27/17
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          48    78      55    89      60    90      59    90
Temp          53 49 72 77   60 56 80 87   65 60 84 88   66 59 84 87
Dewpt         44 42 43 42   46 49 48 40   46 45 36 33   36 38 35 32
Max/Min RH       80    28      80    19      60    13      45    13
RH            71 77 35 29   60 77 33 19   50 58 18 14   33 45 17 14
PWind Dir        NW     W       S    SW      SW     W      SW     W
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC SC FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW
PoP 12hr         10     0       0     0       0     5       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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