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National Weather Service Lubbock TX
256 PM CDT Sun Mar 26 2017

TXZ024-271015-
Caprock RAWS-Briscoe TX
34.41N 101.05W Elev. 2561 ft
256 PM CDT Sun Mar 26 2017

Date           03/26/17      Mon 03/27/17            Tue 03/28/17            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                      44          74          50          70          50
Temp          79 77 63 55 50 46 53 67 73 72 62 58 54 51 56 65 69 68 60 56 53 51
Dewpt         22 26 32 33 37 36 37 38 36 36 41 41 44 46 50 51 48 51 48 44 44 43
Max/Min RH                   69          26          84          48          74
RH            12 15 31 43 60 69 55 34 26 27 46 54 69 83 80 61 48 55 64 64 70 74
Wind Dir       W NW  N  N NW NW  N  E SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE  S SE  S SW SW SW
Wind Spd      20 20 14  9  6  5  8  5  4 10  9 10  9 10 13 13 12 13  9  9  6  8
Clouds        SC SC SC FW FW SC FW FW FW SC SC SC B1 B1 B2 OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1
Clouds(%)     33 43 31 20 25 30 22 15 22 28 34 34 54 67 81 89 82 82 75 85 52 53
PoP 12hr                      0           0          10          70          60
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0        0.73        0.33
Rain SHWRS                                            L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  S
TSTMS                                                 L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L
Red Flag       W  W
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     2     5     5     4     4
Haines                  2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              8200   700  3100  4500  2800   600   900   900  2400  2000
T Wind Dir              N    NW     N    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE     S    NW
T Wind Spd             21    13    10    11    10    10    14    13    19    13
RFTI           2  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date           03/29  Thu 03/30/17  Fri 03/31/17  Sat 04/01/17  Sun 04/02/17
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          68      45    70      43    75      49    68      45    67
Temp          63 66   53 47 64 68   53 45 68 73   57 50 63 66   53 47 62 65
Dewpt         40 38   39 38 37 37   39 39 40 39   44 44 35 39   41 40 38 37
Min/Max RH       30      72    31      80    28      80    32      78    34
RH            42 36   60 72 37 32   59 80 36 29   62 80 35 37   65 77 42 36
PWind Dir         W      NW    NW       E    SE       E    NE      NE     N
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC B1   B1 B1 SC FW   FW FW FW FW   SC B1 B1 B1   B1 B1 B1 B1
PoP 12hr         20      20     5       5     5      20    20      20    20

$$

TXZ026-271015-
Childress-Childress TX
34.43N 100.28W Elev. 1952 ft
256 PM CDT Sun Mar 26 2017

Date           03/26/17      Mon 03/27/17            Tue 03/28/17            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                      47          75          51          72          52
Temp          83 81 66 58 53 49 56 69 74 73 64 59 55 52 58 67 71 70 63 59 56 53
Dewpt         31 23 34 36 38 38 40 41 39 39 43 43 45 46 49 53 53 54 54 51 47 46
Max/Min RH                   66          28          80          53          77
RH            15 12 30 44 57 66 55 36 28 29 46 55 69 80 72 61 53 57 72 75 72 77
Wind Dir       W  W  N  N NW NW  N NE SE SE  E  E  E  E SE SE SE SE SE  S  S  S
Wind Spd      19 19 17 13 10  8 10  5  4  8  8 10  9 10 13 16 14 13 12  6  5  6
Clouds        SC SC SC SC SC SC FW FW FW FW SC SC B1 B1 OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B1 B1
Clouds(%)     28 31 29 26 29 32 22 13 19 25 29 26 52 66 89 94 88 89 84 87 68 59
PoP 12hr                      0           0           5          60          70
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0        0.81        0.86
Rain SHWRS                                            L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  S
TSTMS                                                 L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     2     5     5     5     4
Haines                  2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              7600   900  3400  4200  2500   500   900  1800   800  1000
T Wind Dir              N    NW     N     E     E     E    SE    SE    SE    SE
T Wind Spd             23    14    10     9     8    10    17    20    10     6
RFTI           1  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date           03/29  Thu 03/30/17  Fri 03/31/17  Sat 04/01/17  Sun 04/02/17
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          72      46    69      44    76      50    69      47    68
Temp          67 70   54 48 63 67   53 46 69 74   58 51 64 67   54 48 63 66
Dewpt         43 40   41 39 40 40   41 41 43 43   46 44 41 42   44 41 41 41
Min/Max RH       30      71    36      83    32      77    37      77    38
RH            42 33   61 71 43 37   64 83 39 33   64 77 43 40   69 77 44 40
PWind Dir        SW      NW    NW       E    SE       E     E      NE     N
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC SC   B1 B1 SC FW   FW FW FW FW   SC B1 B1 B1   B1 B1 B1 B1
PoP 12hr         20      10     5       5     5      20    20      20    20

$$

TXZ043-271015-
Jayton RAWS-Kent TX
33.23N 100.57W Elev. 1905 ft
256 PM CDT Sun Mar 26 2017

Date           03/26/17      Mon 03/27/17            Tue 03/28/17            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                      44          77          55          78          52
Temp          83 81 65 57 51 46 54 70 76 75 67 62 59 57 62 72 77 76 66 60 56 54
Dewpt         27 18 24 31 36 36 38 40 38 37 44 43 46 51 57 57 51 51 51 50 46 43
Max/Min RH                   67          24          88          40          70
RH            13  9 21 37 56 67 54 34 25 25 44 50 63 82 84 59 40 42 58 69 69 66
Wind Dir      SW  W  W  N  N NW  N NE  E  E  E  E  E  E SE  S  S  S  S  W  S SW
Wind Spd      20 13 11 10  5  5 10  5  4  6  9 10  9  9 14 16 13 13 12  5  6  8
Clouds        FW FW FW CL CL CL FW FW FW FW FW SC B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 B2 B2 B2 SC SC
Clouds(%)     25 11  8  5  5  5  9 13 14 19 20 27 53 71 76 86 68 73 85 82 50 37
PoP 12hr                      0           0          10          70          60
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0        0.38        1.00
Rain SHWRS                                            L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L
TSTMS                                                 L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L
Red Flag       W  W
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     2     5     5     4     4
Haines                  2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              7000   400  2900  4200  2200   600  5500  6000  3200  1200
T Wind Dir              W     N    NE     E     E     E    SE     S     S    NW
T Wind Spd             11    10    12     8     9    10    17    25    25    11
RFTI           3  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category CL CL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date           03/29  Thu 03/30/17  Fri 03/31/17  Sat 04/01/17  Sun 04/02/17
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          75      46    73      47    82      53    74      49    70
Temp          69 73   55 48 67 71   57 49 74 80   62 55 69 72   57 50 65 68
Dewpt         39 37   41 40 39 38   41 40 39 37   47 43 36 36   43 45 44 41
Min/Max RH       23      73    28      70    21      67    25      83    36
RH            33 27   59 73 36 29   55 70 28 22   58 64 30 27   59 83 46 37
PWind Dir        SW      NW    NW       E     S       S    SW      NE     N
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC SC   B1 SC SC FW   FW FW FW FW   FW SC SC SC   B1 B1 B1 B1
PoP 12hr         20      10     5       0     0      20    20      20    20

$$

TXZ035-271015-
Lubbock-Lubbock TX
33.67N 101.82W Elev. 3280 ft
256 PM CDT Sun Mar 26 2017

Date           03/26/17      Mon 03/27/17            Tue 03/28/17            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                      39          75          51          75          46
Temp          80 78 61 52 46 42 50 67 74 73 64 59 55 53 59 69 74 73 61 55 51 48
Dewpt         16 19 28 30 33 34 36 36 32 32 37 39 43 46 49 48 36 39 32 37 34 36
Max/Min RH                   73          21          78          25          63
RH             9 11 28 43 60 73 58 32 21 22 37 47 64 77 69 47 25 29 33 51 52 63
Wind Dir       W  W  N  N  N  N NE  E  S  S SE SE SE SE  S  S  S  S SW  W SW SW
Wind Spd      24 18 11  8  6  5  9  6  8 13 11 12 13 11 13 13 16 17 12  6  8  9
Clouds        FW SC FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW SC SC SC B1 B2 B1 B1 B1 B2 B1 SC SC
Clouds(%)     25 28 17  6  7  7 10 13 21 24 34 34 48 63 74 68 53 62 81 55 44 35
PoP 12hr                      0           0           5          50          30
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0        0.25        0.16
Rain SHWRS                                            C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  S
TSTMS                                                 C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
Red Flag       W  W
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     2     4     4     3     3
Haines                  2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              6700   200  3700  7700  3900   500  4900 13300  8200   600
T Wind Dir             NW     N    NE     S    SE    SE     S     S     W    SW
T Wind Spd              9     8     9    12    17    17    16    28    14     5
RFTI           5  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category CH EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date           03/29  Thu 03/30/17  Fri 03/31/17  Sat 04/01/17  Sun 04/02/17
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          68      43    72      44    78      48    69      44    67
Temp          62 66   52 45 65 70   54 46 70 76   57 50 64 67   52 46 62 65
Dewpt         35 34   38 37 36 32   34 36 31 29   38 32 30 30   38 40 36 33
Min/Max RH       26      73    24      68    17      54    23      79    29
RH            36 30   59 73 34 24   46 68 23 18   49 50 28 25   59 79 38 30
PWind Dir         W      NW    NW       S     S       S    SW       N     N
Wind Char       <15     15>   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC B1   B1 SC FW FW   FW FW FW FW   SC SC SC SC   B1 B1 B1 B1
PoP 12hr         20      10     5       0     0      20    20      20    20

$$

TXZ031-271015-
Matador RAWS-Cottle TX
34.13N 100.42W Elev. 1900 ft
256 PM CDT Sun Mar 26 2017

Date           03/26/17      Mon 03/27/17            Tue 03/28/17            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                      45          76          52          75          52
Temp          83 82 66 57 51 47 55 69 75 74 65 60 56 54 59 69 74 73 64 59 56 53
Dewpt         28 23 31 36 38 39 41 41 39 39 44 44 46 47 52 55 53 54 52 51 47 47
Max/Min RH                   73          27          81          47          80
RH            13 11 27 45 61 73 59 36 27 28 46 55 69 78 78 61 47 50 65 74 71 80
Wind Dir       W  W  N  N  N  N  N NE  E SE  E SE SE SE SE SE  S SE SE  S  S  S
Wind Spd      20 19 14 11 11  9 10  5  4  6  8  9  8  9 13 16 13 13 11  8  5  5
Clouds        SC FW FW FW FW SC FW FW FW FW SC SC B1 B1 B2 OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1
Clouds(%)     26 25 22 18 23 29 21 13 18 24 28 26 51 63 86 92 87 81 85 85 64 53
PoP 12hr                      0           0           5          60          60
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0        0.68        0.67
Rain SHWRS                                            L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  S
TSTMS                                                 L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     2     5     5     5     4
Haines                  2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              7400   900  3400  4300  2600   600  1200  3500  2500  2200
T Wind Dir             NW     N     N     E    SE    SE    SE    SE     S    SE
T Wind Spd             12    17    12     9     8    10    16    24    20    12
RFTI           3  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category CL CL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date           03/29  Thu 03/30/17  Fri 03/31/17  Sat 04/01/17  Sun 04/02/17
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          73      46    71      44    78      51    72      47    69
Temp          68 71   55 48 65 69   54 46 70 76   59 53 67 70   55 49 64 67
Dewpt         43 41   42 40 40 42   42 42 42 43   47 45 40 43   45 43 42 42
Min/Max RH       29      73    35      85    29      77    34      80    39
RH            40 33   61 73 40 37   63 85 36 31   64 76 38 38   68 79 45 41
PWind Dir        SW      NW    NW       E    SE      SE    NE      NE     N
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC SC   B1 B1 SC FW   FW FW FW FW   SC SC B1 B1   B1 B1 B1 B1
PoP 12hr         20      10     5       0     0      20    20      20    20

$$

TXZ029-271015-
Plainview-Hale TX
34.18N 101.71W Elev. 3372 ft
256 PM CDT Sun Mar 26 2017

Date           03/26/17      Mon 03/27/17            Tue 03/28/17            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                      38          73          48          71          44
Temp          75 73 58 50 45 40 49 65 72 71 61 56 52 50 55 65 70 69 58 52 48 46
Dewpt         19 25 31 32 34 35 36 36 33 34 38 39 42 45 50 49 41 44 33 38 35 38
Max/Min RH                   82          24          88          35          73
RH            12 17 36 50 65 82 61 34 24 26 42 53 69 83 83 56 35 40 39 59 60 73
Wind Dir       W NW  N  N  N  N  N  E  S  S SE SE SE SE  S  S  S  S SW SW SW SW
Wind Spd      21 18 13  9  6  5  8  5  6 13 10 11 11 10 13 12 14 13  9  5  5  6
Clouds        SC SC SC FW FW SC FW FW FW SC SC SC B1 B1 B2 B2 B1 B1 B2 B1 SC SC
Clouds(%)     29 43 28 12 19 26 20 14 24 26 35 34 53 68 77 74 58 63 74 69 45 42
PoP 12hr                      0           0           0          60          30
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0        0.47        0.17
Rain SHWRS                                            L  L  L  L  C  C  C  C  S
TSTMS                                                 L  L  L  L  C  C  C  C
Red Flag       W  W
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     2     4     4     3     3
Haines                  2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              7100   400  4300  8000  4400   600  1900 11600  7700  1300
T Wind Dir              N     N    NE     S    SE    SE    SE     S    SW    SW
T Wind Spd             12     9     8    11    16    17    17    27    10     6
RFTI           3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category CL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date           03/29  Thu 03/30/17  Fri 03/31/17  Sat 04/01/17  Sun 04/02/17
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          65      40    69      41    75      45    66      41    64
Temp          60 63   49 42 62 67   51 43 67 73   54 47 61 64   49 43 59 62
Dewpt         38 37   37 37 36 34   36 37 34 33   40 38 32 31   38 38 36 34
Min/Max RH       30      82    28      79    22      73    27      82    34
RH            44 38   63 82 38 29   56 79 29 23   59 71 33 29   66 82 42 35
PWind Dir         W      NW    NW       S     S      SE    SW       N     N
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC B1   B2 SC SC FW   FW FW FW FW   SC B1 SC SC   B1 B1 B1 B1
PoP 12hr         20      20     5       0     5      20    20      20    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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