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National Weather Service Lubbock TX
600 AM CDT Sat Sep 23 2017

TXZ024-232230-
Caprock RAWS-Briscoe TX
34.41N 101.05W Elev. 2561 ft
600 AM CDT Sat Sep 23 2017

Date             Sat 09/23/17            Sun 09/24/17            Mon 09/25/17
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                      85          67          78          64          74
Temp             68 75 82 85 81 74 71 69 67 72 76 78 75 69 67 65 64 68 72 74 71
Dewpt            64 66 65 62 61 61 60 63 63 65 66 65 65 65 64 64 63 65 65 64 63
Min/Max RH                   46          88          63          98          70
RH               87 73 56 46 50 65 69 82 87 80 71 63 71 87 91 96 97 90 78 71 76
Wind Dir          S  S  S  S SE SE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S SE  S SE  S  S  S SE  E
Wind Spd          8 12 13 14 13 12 13 13 12 13 12 13 10  6  8  9  9  8  5  6  6
Clouds           SC B2 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 OV OV OV OV OV B2 OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV
Clouds(%)        46 75 64 60 62 76 82 91 92 97 95 96 86 93 89 93 90 94 93 93 92
PoP 12hr                     20          30          70          70          70
QPF 12hr                      0        0.09        0.41        0.64        0.55
Rain SHWRS        S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L
TSTMS             S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L
LAL                     2     2     3     3     5     5     5     5     5     5
Haines                  3     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              6500  8100  4300  1900  3100  3000  1400  1200  1900  2300
T Wind Dir              S     S    SE     S     S     S     S    SE     S    NE
T Wind Spd             18    27    25    25    24    21    13    11    18     5
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          Tue 09/26/17  Wed 09/27/17  Thu 09/28/17  Fri 09/29/17
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          58    72      56    71      54    72      54    75
Temp          61 58 70 69   59 56 68 68   57 54 69 68   58 54 71 71
Dewpt         59 57 59 59   57 54 57 55   53 51 54 53   51 50 53 54
Max/Min RH      100    65      94    60      91    53      86    48
RH            92 95 71 71   91 93 67 64   84 90 59 59   79 86 53 56
PWind Dir        NE    NE      NE    NE      NE    NE      NE    NE
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    OV OV B2 B2   B2 B2 B2 B2   B2 B2 B2 B2   B1 B1 B1 B1
PoP 12hr         70    60      40    40      30    30      20    10

$$

TXZ026-232230-
Childress-Childress TX
34.43N 100.28W Elev. 1952 ft
600 AM CDT Sat Sep 23 2017

Date             Sat 09/23/17            Sun 09/24/17            Mon 09/25/17
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          69          84          66          77
Temp             70 78 86 89 85 76 73 71 69 75 81 84 80 73 70 68 66 71 75 77 74
Dewpt            65 67 66 62 62 62 62 63 64 65 65 64 64 65 65 65 64 66 67 66 65
Min/Max RH                   41          84          51          95          67
RH               84 69 52 41 46 61 68 76 84 71 57 51 57 77 85 91 93 86 76 69 75
Wind Dir         SE  S  S  S SE SE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  E
Wind Spd          9 13 13 16 13 13 13 12 10 13 13 12  9  8  8  9  8  9  8  6  6
Clouds           SC B1 SC SC SC B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV
Clouds(%)        37 68 41 43 40 59 54 70 79 84 88 90 88 94 88 95 90 95 94 95 94
PoP 12hr                     10          20          50          60          80
QPF 12hr                      0           0        0.17        0.52        0.69
Rain SHWRS                    S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  D  D  D  D  D
TSTMS                         S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  D  D  D  D  D
LAL                     1     1     2     2     4     4     5     5     5     5
Haines                  3     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              5800  8100  4300  1100  2300  3600   700   900  1800  1900
T Wind Dir              S     S    SE     S     S     S    NE     S    SE     S
T Wind Spd             18    26    23    18    18    14     2    10    12     5
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          Tue 09/26/17  Wed 09/27/17  Thu 09/28/17  Fri 09/29/17
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          60    74      58    73      55    74      56    77
Temp          63 60 72 71   61 58 70 69   59 55 71 70   60 56 73 73
Dewpt         61 59 62 62   58 56 60 57   54 52 55 54   52 51 54 56
Max/Min RH      100    66      93    60      90    51      83    48
RH            92 96 72 74   89 93 69 65   85 90 57 56   76 83 51 56
PWind Dir         E    NE      NE    NE      NE    NE      NE    NE
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    OV OV OV B2   B2 B2 B2 B2   B2 B2 B2 B2   B1 B1 B1 B1
PoP 12hr         80    60      50    40      30    30      10    10

$$

TXZ043-232230-
Jayton RAWS-Kent TX
33.23N 100.57W Elev. 1905 ft
600 AM CDT Sat Sep 23 2017

Date             Sat 09/23/17            Sun 09/24/17            Mon 09/25/17
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                      90          69          84          66          79
Temp             70 78 87 90 86 77 73 71 69 75 81 84 80 73 70 68 66 71 77 79 75
Dewpt            66 66 64 61 61 61 62 65 64 65 64 63 62 64 64 64 64 66 66 65 64
Min/Max RH                   38          84          49          95          63
RH               87 66 46 38 43 58 68 82 84 71 56 49 54 74 82 88 93 84 70 63 69
Wind Dir         SE  S  S SE SE SE SE SE  S  S  S  S  S SE SE SE SE  S  S SE SE
Wind Spd          6 12 13 13 13 13 13 11  9 12 12 11  9  8  6  8  6 10  9  9  6
Clouds           SC B1 SC B1 B1 B1 SC B2 B2 B2 OV OV B2 B2 B2 OV OV OV OV OV OV
Clouds(%)        48 63 40 54 56 58 50 71 77 85 88 90 83 86 86 93 89 93 93 94 92
PoP 12hr                     10          20          40          60          70
QPF 12hr                      0           0        0.13        0.43        0.58
Rain SHWRS                    S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  D  D  D  D  D
TSTMS                         S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  D  D  D  D  D
LAL                     1     1     2     2     4     4     5     5     5     5
Haines                  3     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              6800  8000  4500  1900  2200  2900  1200  1300  2900  2100
T Wind Dir              S     S    SE     S     S     S    NE     S     S    SE
T Wind Spd             18    25    24    24    17    11     4    11    16    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          Tue 09/26/17  Wed 09/27/17  Thu 09/28/17  Fri 09/29/17
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          61    75      59    73      56    73      55    77
Temp          65 61 73 72   62 59 71 70   59 56 70 69   59 55 73 72
Dewpt         62 60 63 61   59 57 60 58   56 52 54 54   51 49 53 53
Max/Min RH      100    64      93    63      90    51      81    44
RH            92 97 72 69   89 93 69 68   88 86 57 58   76 80 50 52
PWind Dir         E    NE      NE    NE      NE    NE      NE    NE
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    OV OV OV OV   OV OV OV OV   OV B2 OV B2   B2 B2 B1 B1
PoP 12hr         80    70      60    60      50    40      20    20

$$

TXZ035-232230-
Lubbock-Lubbock TX
33.67N 101.82W Elev. 3280 ft
600 AM CDT Sat Sep 23 2017

Date             Sat 09/23/17            Sun 09/24/17            Mon 09/25/17
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                      82          68          76          63          74
Temp             67 73 79 82 79 73 71 69 68 71 75 76 73 68 66 64 63 68 72 74 71
Dewpt            63 64 64 61 61 61 62 63 63 65 65 65 64 64 63 63 62 64 65 63 63
Min/Max RH                   49          86          68          98          69
RH               87 73 59 49 54 66 74 80 84 81 72 69 72 88 91 96 97 89 78 69 77
Wind Dir          S  S  S  S SE SE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S SE  S  S  S  S  S SE  E
Wind Spd         10 13 14 17 16 14 17 14 12 13 13 12 11  9  8  8  8 10  9  8  8
Clouds           B2 B2 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 OV OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B2 OV B2 OV OV OV B2
Clouds(%)        72 83 68 61 74 86 86 96 97 95 92 92 79 80 83 88 86 92 88 90 85
PoP 12hr                     20          50          70          60          70
QPF 12hr                   0.02        0.24        0.32        0.34        0.42
Rain SHWRS        S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L
TSTMS             S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L
LAL                     3     3     4     4     5     5     4     4     5     5
Haines                  4     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              6900  8100  3900  3300  1900  1900  1300  1200  1800  1800
T Wind Dir              S     S    SE     S     S     S    SE    SE     S    SE
T Wind Spd             24    28    26    24    21    18    11     9    17     9
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          Tue 09/26/17  Wed 09/27/17  Thu 09/28/17  Fri 09/29/17
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          57    70      55    70      53    69      52    72
Temp          60 57 68 67   58 55 67 67   56 53 66 66   55 52 69 68
Dewpt         58 57 58 58   56 54 56 56   53 51 53 51   50 49 51 54
Max/Min RH      100    66      96    61      93    55      89    51
RH            92100 71 73   93 96 67 69   88 93 62 59   82 89 53 62
PWind Dir         E    NE      NE    NE      NE    NE      NE    NE
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    B2 B2 B2 B2   B2 B2 B2 B2   B2 B2 B2 B2   B2 B2 B1 B1
PoP 12hr         70    50      40    50      40    40      20    20

$$

TXZ031-232230-
Matador RAWS-Cottle TX
34.13N 100.42W Elev. 1900 ft
600 AM CDT Sat Sep 23 2017

Date             Sat 09/23/17            Sun 09/24/17            Mon 09/25/17
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          69          84          65          78
Temp             70 78 86 89 85 76 73 71 69 75 81 84 80 72 69 67 65 70 76 78 74
Dewpt            66 67 65 61 61 61 61 63 64 66 65 64 64 65 65 64 64 67 67 65 65
Min/Max RH                   39          85          52          99          64
RH               87 69 50 39 45 59 66 76 83 74 58 52 59 80 88 91 97 88 74 64 73
Wind Dir          S  S  S  S SE SE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  E
Wind Spd          8 13 13 14 13 13 13 12 10 13 13 12  8  8  8  9  8  9  8  6  5
Clouds           SC B1 SC SC SC B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 OV OV OV OV B2 OV OV OV OV OV OV
Clouds(%)        37 66 41 47 47 58 55 73 80 86 89 92 88 93 87 93 91 95 94 94 94
PoP 12hr                     10          20          50          60          80
QPF 12hr                      0           0        0.16        0.53        0.66
Rain SHWRS                    S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  D  D  D  D  D
TSTMS                         S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  D  D  D  D  D
LAL                     1     1     2     2     4     4     5     5     5     5
Haines                  3     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              6200  8300  4400  1200  3800  3800   900  1200  2200  3100
T Wind Dir              S     S    SE     S     S     S    NE    SE     S     S
T Wind Spd             19    26    23    19    20    16     2    10    13    10
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          Tue 09/26/17  Wed 09/27/17  Thu 09/28/17  Fri 09/29/17
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          60    74      58    73      56    74      55    77
Temp          64 60 72 71   61 58 70 70   59 56 71 70   59 55 73 72
Dewpt         61 59 62 62   58 56 60 58   54 52 55 55   52 50 54 56
Max/Min RH      100    69      93    62      86    51      84    48
RH            91 96 73 75   90 93 69 67   82 86 57 59   78 83 51 57
PWind Dir         E    NE      NE    NE      NE    NE      NE    NE
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    OV OV OV OV   B2 B2 OV B2   B2 B2 B2 B2   B1 B1 B1 B1
PoP 12hr         80    60      50    50      40    30      20    10

$$

TXZ029-232230-
Plainview-Hale TX
34.18N 101.71W Elev. 3372 ft
600 AM CDT Sat Sep 23 2017

Date             Sat 09/23/17            Sun 09/24/17            Mon 09/25/17
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          65          76          61          72
Temp             65 72 78 81 78 71 68 66 65 70 74 76 73 67 64 62 61 66 70 72 69
Dewpt            62 64 64 61 61 60 60 62 62 64 65 64 63 63 62 62 61 63 63 62 60
Min/Max RH                   51          90          65         100          69
RH               90 77 62 51 56 68 75 86 90 83 73 66 71 88 93 99100 92 78 71 74
Wind Dir          S  S  S  S  S SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SE  E
Wind Spd          9 13 14 16 14 13 16 13 11 13 13 12 10  8  8  6  6  9  6  6  8
Clouds           B1 B2 B1 B1 B2 B2 OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 OV B2 OV B2
Clouds(%)        62 81 68 61 73 87 90 96 97 96 89 89 79 83 82 85 85 90 86 89 86
PoP 12hr                     20          50          70          60          70
QPF 12hr                   0.03        0.26        0.47        0.38        0.41
Rain SHWRS        C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L
TSTMS             C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L
LAL                     3     3     4     4     5     5     4     4     5     5
Haines                  3     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              7000  7700  4100  3400  3000  3900  1500  1400  2000  1700
T Wind Dir              S     S    SE     S     S     S     S     S     S    NE
T Wind Spd             23    28    28    26    25    18    16    10    18     8
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          Tue 09/26/17  Wed 09/27/17  Thu 09/28/17  Fri 09/29/17
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          56    69      54    68      52    69      51    72
Temp          59 56 67 66   57 54 66 65   55 52 66 65   55 51 68 68
Dewpt         56 54 57 56   55 52 55 54   51 49 53 52   49 47 51 53
Max/Min RH      100    65      94    62      89    57      87    49
RH            89 93 71 70   93 93 69 68   86 89 63 62   81 86 54 59
PWind Dir        NE    NE      NE    NE      NE    NE      NE    NE
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    B2 B2 B2 B2   B1 B2 B2 B2   B2 B2 B2 B2   B2 B1 B1 B1
PoP 12hr         70    50      40    40      30    30      20    10

$$

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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