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National Weather Service Lubbock TX
359 AM CDT Sun Sep 17 2017

TXZ024-172215-
Caprock RAWS-Briscoe TX
34.41N 101.05W Elev. 2561 ft
359 AM CDT Sun Sep 17 2017

Date             Sun 09/17/17            Mon 09/18/17            Tue 09/19/17
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                      89          65          92          68          95
Temp          68 67 76 85 89 84 74 70 67 65 76 87 92 87 77 73 70 68 79 90 95 89
Dewpt         61 60 61 61 59 60 61 62 62 61 62 60 58 57 59 59 60 60 61 58 52 52
Min/Max RH                   37          88          30          73          21
RH            77 77 60 44 37 44 64 76 85 87 62 40 32 36 54 62 71 75 55 34 23 28
Wind Dir      SW SW  W  S SE SE  S SW  S SW SW SW  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW SW SW
Wind Spd       5  4  4  5  6  8  5  4  4  4  5  8  9  8  5  6  8  9 10 13 13  9
Clouds        B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC FW FW FW FW FW FW FW
Clouds(%)     67 57 58 61 63 68 73 69 60 48 44 29 37 36 29 18 13 16 10 22 24 22
PoP 12hr                     30          40          10          10           5
QPF 12hr                   0.03        0.05           0           0           0
Rain SHWRS     S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
TSTMS          S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
LAL                     3     3     2     2     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              1400  3100  1800   500  9300 11700  6100   200 12300 13100
T Wind Dir             SE     E     E     S    SW    SW     S    SW    SW    SW
T Wind Spd              4    10    13     4    11    16    11    10    23    21
RFTI           0  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 NO


Date          Wed 09/20/17  Thu 09/21/17  Fri 09/22/17  Sat 09/23/17
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          67    92      65    93      67    88      66    85
Temp          73 67 88 87   70 65 88 88   72 67 84 84   70 66 82 81
Dewpt         54 52 45 48   48 54 56 57   62 62 65 62   64 63 65 61
Max/Min RH       49    17      72    30      87    42      94    49
RH            52 58 23 27   45 69 34 35   69 83 53 50   80 91 56 51
PWind Dir        SW     N      SE     S       S     S       S     S
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW SC   SC SC B1 B1   B1 B1 B2 B2
PoP 12hr          5     5       5    20      20    40      30    40

$$

TXZ026-172215-
Childress-Childress TX
34.43N 100.28W Elev. 1952 ft
359 AM CDT Sun Sep 17 2017

Date             Sun 09/17/17            Mon 09/18/17            Tue 09/19/17
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          93          69          97
Temp          69 67 77 87 91 86 77 73 70 68 78 89 93 88 78 74 71 69 80 92 97 92
Dewpt         62 62 63 62 60 62 62 63 62 62 63 61 60 59 60 61 61 61 63 61 57 56
Min/Max RH                   34          84          32          73          24
RH            78 84 62 43 36 44 61 72 76 81 60 40 33 37 54 64 70 76 55 35 27 30
Wind Dir       S  S SW SW  S SE SE  S  S  S  S SW  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW  S
Wind Spd       5  4  4  5  5  8  6  6  4  5  5  8 10  9  8  8  8  6 10 13 13 11
Clouds        B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC FW SC SC FW FW FW FW SC SC SC
Clouds(%)     66 61 62 60 61 63 69 67 63 53 47 40 24 36 27 22 23 14 20 33 34 33
PoP 12hr                     30          20          10          10          20
QPF 12hr                   0.03        0.06           0           0           0
Rain SHWRS     S  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S                                S  S
TSTMS          S  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S                                S  S
LAL                     3     3     2     2     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              1200  3000  1500   300  7100 10600  5000   100  7700  8200
T Wind Dir              S    SE     E    SE     S     S     S     S    SW    SW
T Wind Spd              0     9    12     2     6    13    10     8    18    19
RFTI           0  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 NO


Date          Wed 09/20/17  Thu 09/21/17  Fri 09/22/17  Sat 09/23/17
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          70    94      68    94      69    90      69    87
Temp          75 70 90 89   73 68 90 89   74 69 86 86   73 69 84 83
Dewpt         59 58 48 49   52 58 60 60   63 64 66 64   65 65 65 62
Max/Min RH       53    19      71    33      87    44      97    48
RH            57 66 24 25   47 70 37 38   69 84 51 48   76 87 53 50
PWind Dir         S     N      SE     S       S     S       S     S
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW SC   SC SC B1 B1   B1 B1 B2 B1
PoP 12hr          5     5       5    20      20    40      30    30

$$

TXZ043-172215-
Jayton RAWS-Kent TX
33.23N 100.57W Elev. 1905 ft
359 AM CDT Sun Sep 17 2017

Date             Sun 09/17/17            Mon 09/18/17            Tue 09/19/17
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          69          93          70          97
Temp          71 70 79 89 93 88 78 74 71 69 79 89 93 88 79 75 72 70 81 92 97 92
Dewpt         61 59 61 60 57 59 60 60 59 60 62 60 58 57 59 59 61 62 65 62 59 57
Min/Max RH                   30          77          29          74          24
RH            71 68 53 38 30 38 54 63 67 75 57 38 31 35 51 58 68 76 58 37 29 31
Wind Dir       S SW SW SW  S SE SE SE  S  S SW SW  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW  S  S
Wind Spd       5  4  6  5  8  8  6  5  4  5  8  8  8  9  6  6  5  6 12 12 11 10
Clouds        B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC FW FW FW FW FW SC SC SC
Clouds(%)     53 56 52 59 51 59 44 42 43 47 41 40 30 39 20 21 21 19 23 43 49 43
PoP 12hr                     10          10          10          10          20
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Rain SHWRS     S                                                        S  S
TSTMS          S                                                        S  S
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     2
Haines                  2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              6900 10800  6300   200  6200  9100  4000   200  5200  5300
T Wind Dir              S     S    SE     S    SW     S     S     S    SW    SW
T Wind Spd              8    12    11     5    11    11     9     6    19    16
RFTI           0  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 NO


Date          Wed 09/20/17  Thu 09/21/17  Fri 09/22/17  Sat 09/23/17
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          73    98      71    94      69    91      68    89
Temp          78 73 94 93   76 71 90 89   74 69 87 86   73 68 85 84
Dewpt         60 62 50 50   57 62 60 60   62 64 64 62   64 64 63 60
Max/Min RH       67    20      73    34      87    41      99    43
RH            55 70 23 23   50 73 37 38   66 83 46 44   74 87 47 44
PWind Dir         S     W       S     S       S     S       S     S
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC FW FW FW   FW FW SC B1   SC SC B1 B1   SC B1 B1 B1
PoP 12hr          5     5      10    30      20    30      20    30

$$

TXZ035-172215-
Lubbock-Lubbock TX
33.67N 101.82W Elev. 3280 ft
359 AM CDT Sun Sep 17 2017

Date             Sun 09/17/17            Mon 09/18/17            Tue 09/19/17
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                      89          65          91          66          94
Temp          67 65 75 85 89 84 74 70 67 65 76 87 91 86 75 71 68 66 77 89 94 88
Dewpt         58 58 60 58 55 57 58 59 59 58 60 59 57 57 58 58 60 58 61 58 51 50
Min/Max RH                   33          82          31          78          22
RH            73 78 60 40 32 40 58 69 75 78 58 39 32 37 55 63 75 75 57 35 23 27
Wind Dir       S  S SW  S  S  S SE SE  S  S SW SW  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW SW SW
Wind Spd       5  5  9  8 10  9  8  6  5  6 10 10 10  9  8  8  9  8 13 11 13 10
Clouds        B1 SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC FW FW FW FW FW FW SC SC
Clouds(%)     64 50 54 63 63 65 58 62 56 49 34 33 34 37 23 20 15 18 11 23 31 26
PoP 12hr                     30          20          10          10           5
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Rain SHWRS     S  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S
TSTMS          S  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S
LAL                     2     2     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              2400  3400  2200   400  6200 10000  1100   200 10900 11600
T Wind Dir              S    SW    NE     S    SW     S     S     S    SW    SW
T Wind Spd             25    11     5     4    14    14    10     9    17    16
RFTI           0  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 NO


Date          Wed 09/20/17  Thu 09/21/17  Fri 09/22/17  Sat 09/23/17
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          65    92      65    91      66    86      64    83
Temp          71 65 87 87   70 65 87 86   71 66 83 82   68 64 80 79
Dewpt         52 51 43 47   48 54 55 54   60 61 63 61   62 62 64 61
Max/Min RH       52    18      73    29      90    40      97    53
RH            51 60 21 25   45 68 34 34   68 84 52 50   80 93 59 54
PWind Dir        SW    NW       S     S       S     S       S     S
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW SC   SC SC B1 B1   B1 B1 B2 B2
PoP 12hr          5     5       5    20      20    40      40    40

$$

TXZ031-172215-
Matador RAWS-Cottle TX
34.13N 100.42W Elev. 1900 ft
359 AM CDT Sun Sep 17 2017

Date             Sun 09/17/17            Mon 09/18/17            Tue 09/19/17
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          67          94          69          98
Temp          71 70 79 89 93 88 77 72 69 67 78 89 94 89 78 74 71 69 81 93 98 93
Dewpt         63 61 63 61 58 61 62 62 62 62 62 61 59 59 60 60 61 61 63 61 57 57
Min/Max RH                   32          84          30          73          23
RH            76 73 56 39 31 41 61 70 76 83 58 38 31 37 54 62 69 76 55 35 26 30
Wind Dir       S SW SW SW  S SE SE  S  S  S  S SW  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW SW  S
Wind Spd       4  4  4  4  5  6  5  5  4  4  5  8 10  9  6  6  6  8 12 13 13 10
Clouds        B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B1 B1 B1 SC SC FW SC SC FW FW FW FW SC SC SC
Clouds(%)     64 61 60 59 63 63 70 62 63 55 50 38 25 36 28 23 19 15 22 36 36 35
PoP 12hr                     30          20          10          10          20
QPF 12hr                   0.02        0.01           0           0           0
Rain SHWRS     S  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S                                S  S
TSTMS          S  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S                                S  S
LAL                     2     2     2     2     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              1900  3800  1800   400  8000 10600  4700   300  7700  8100
T Wind Dir              S    SE     E     S    SW     S     S     S    SW    SW
T Wind Spd             14    11     6     4     8    12    10     9    19    18
RFTI           0  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 NO


Date          Wed 09/20/17  Thu 09/21/17  Fri 09/22/17  Sat 09/23/17
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          71    97      69    95      69    91      68    89
Temp          76 71 93 91   75 69 91 90   74 69 87 86   73 68 85 84
Dewpt         59 59 47 49   52 59 60 60   63 64 66 64   65 64 64 62
Max/Min RH       57    18      73    32      90    44      97    46
RH            55 66 21 23   45 70 36 37   68 84 49 47   77 87 50 48
PWind Dir         S    NW      SE     S       S     S       S     S
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC FW FW FW   FW FW SC SC   SC SC B1 B1   B1 B1 B2 B1
PoP 12hr          5     5       5    20      20    30      30    30

$$

TXZ029-172215-
Plainview-Hale TX
34.18N 101.71W Elev. 3372 ft
359 AM CDT Sun Sep 17 2017

Date             Sun 09/17/17            Mon 09/18/17            Tue 09/19/17
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                      87          62          90          64          94
Temp          65 62 72 83 87 82 71 67 64 62 73 85 90 85 74 69 66 64 76 89 94 88
Dewpt         59 58 60 59 57 57 59 60 60 58 60 59 56 56 57 58 59 58 61 55 49 49
Min/Max RH                   36          87          31          78          20
RH            81 87 65 45 36 43 65 78 86 87 63 41 32 37 56 68 77 81 59 32 22 26
Wind Dir      SW SW SW  S  S  S SE SE  S SW SW SW SW  S  S  S  S SW SW SW SW SW
Wind Spd       4  4  6  6  9  6  6  4  4  4  8  9  9  6  6  6  6  6 11 12 12  9
Clouds        B1 SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW
Clouds(%)     65 47 49 61 66 67 67 64 49 42 36 30 34 36 24 19  8 12  7 17 22 20
PoP 12hr                     30          30          10          10           5
QPF 12hr                   0.02        0.05           0           0           0
Rain SHWRS     S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
TSTMS          S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
LAL                     3     3     2     2     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              1700  3900  1600   300  7000 11000  4500   200 11500 12300
T Wind Dir              S    SE     E     S    SW    SW     S     S    SW    SW
T Wind Spd             23    13     8     5    13    16    11    12    20    24
RFTI           0  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 NO


Date          Wed 09/20/17  Thu 09/21/17  Fri 09/22/17  Sat 09/23/17
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    89      62    90      64    86      62    82
Temp          68 62 84 84   67 62 85 85   69 64 82 81   67 62 79 78
Dewpt         51 48 43 47   47 52 53 53   60 61 62 60   62 60 64 61
Max/Min RH       51    18      73    28      93    39     100    51
RH            54 60 23 28   48 70 33 34   73 90 50 49   85 93 61 57
PWind Dir        SW     N      SE    SW       S     S       S     S
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW SC   SC SC B1 B1   B1 B1 B2 B2
PoP 12hr          5     5       5    20      20    40      40    40

$$

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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