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National Weather Service Lubbock TX
414 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

TXZ024-232215-
Caprock RAWS-Briscoe TX
34.41N 101.05W Elev. 2561 ft
414 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

Date             Thu 03/23/17            Fri 03/24/17            Sat 03/25/17
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                      84          51          69          41          75
Temp             57 64 77 83 81 68 60 55 52 57 64 68 67 56 51 47 43 52 67 74 73
Dewpt            56 56 53 51 48 51 36 33 30 29 29 29 28 30 31 30 31 30 28 26 25
Min/Max RH                   32          53          22          62          16
RH               96 75 43 33 32 53 40 43 43 34 27 23 23 36 45 51 62 42 23 17 17
Wind Dir          S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW  W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW  W  S
Wind Spd         11 19 23 28 28 25 16 17 20 25 31 35 32 23 17 11 13 10  9  6  5
Clouds           SC SC SC B1 B2 OV B1 FW FW FW SC SC SC FW FW CL CL CL CL CL FW
Clouds(%)        31 37 44 61 70 89 61 21 25 20 32 26 26 10  7  4  5  3  5  4 18
PoP 12hr                      5          70           5           0           0
QPF 12hr                      0        0.25           0           0           0
Rain SHWRS                    L  L
TSTMS                         L  L
Obvis                                          BD BD
High Wind                                       A  A
Wind                    Y  Y  Y
LAL                     1     2     4     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  5     6     4     4     4     2     4     4     4     5
Mix Hgt              2200  4000  5000  3800  7300  7900  4700   100  4700  6900
T Wind Dir              S     S    SW    SW     W    NW     W     W    NW    SW
T Wind Spd             27    36    37    21    32    35    10     9    12     9
RFTI              0  0  2  4  4  3  0  0  1  3  4  4  4  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO EL CL CL CL NO NO EL CL CL CL CL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date          Sun 03/26/17  Mon 03/27/17  Tue 03/28/17  Wed 03/29/17
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          48    79      47    74      46    74      47    68
Temp          57 50 71 76   57 49 67 72   55 48 67 72   55 49 63 66
Dewpt         29 33 29 25   36 39 38 33   37 39 44 42   37 36 35 34
Max/Min RH       52    14      68    23      71    34      61    29
RH            34 52 21 15   45 68 34 24   51 71 43 34   51 61 35 30
PWind Dir         S    SW      NW     N      SE    SE       S     S
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW SC FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW SC B1   SC SC B1 B1
PoP 12hr          0     0       5     5       5    20      30    30

$$

TXZ026-232215-
Childress-Childress TX
34.43N 100.28W Elev. 1952 ft
414 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

Date             Thu 03/23/17            Fri 03/24/17            Sat 03/25/17
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                      86          52          73          42          75
Temp             57 64 78 85 83 69 62 57 54 58 67 72 71 58 53 48 44 52 67 74 73
Dewpt            56 57 55 51 47 48 49 37 32 30 31 31 30 31 33 31 32 32 31 27 28
Min/Max RH                   28          62          21          62          17
RH               96 78 45 31 28 47 62 47 43 34 26 22 22 36 46 51 62 46 26 17 19
Wind Dir          S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW SW  W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW  W SW
Wind Spd         10 16 21 27 27 26 18 13 14 21 29 34 32 24 19 13 12 11 10  6  6
Clouds           SC SC FW B1 B1 B2 B2 SC FW FW FW SC SC FW FW CL CL CL CL CL FW
Clouds(%)        37 32 23 52 67 80 81 40 20 12 25 26 28 12  8  4  5  3  4  3 11
PoP 12hr                      5          60           5           0           0
QPF 12hr                      0        0.11           0           0           0
Rain SHWRS                    L  L  C  C
TSTMS                         L  L  C  C
Obvis                                          BD BD
High Wind                                       A  A
Wind                    Y  Y  Y
LAL                     1     2     4     3     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  5     4     4     4     4     2     2     4     4     5
Mix Hgt              2400  4000  3400  1500  7700  8000  4400   100  4400  5900
T Wind Dir              S     S     S    SW     W    NW    NW     W    NW     W
T Wind Spd             19    36    41    13    29    33    10     9    14     9
RFTI              0  0  2  4  4  4  0  0  0  2  4  4  4  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO EL CL CL CL NO NO NO EL CL CL CL CL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date          Sun 03/26/17  Mon 03/27/17  Tue 03/28/17  Wed 03/29/17
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          48    82      49    76      48    76      49    71
Temp          58 50 74 79   59 51 69 74   57 50 69 74   57 51 66 69
Dewpt         32 34 36 26   38 40 40 36   39 40 45 44   46 42 38 36
Max/Min RH       54    14      66    24      68    33      74    29
RH            37 54 25 14   45 66 35 25   51 68 42 34   67 71 36 30
PWind Dir         S    SW      NW     N       E    SE      SE     S
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW SC FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW SC B1   SC SC B1 B1
PoP 12hr          0     5       5     5       5    30      30    30

$$

TXZ043-232215-
Jayton RAWS-Kent TX
33.23N 100.57W Elev. 1905 ft
414 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

Date             Thu 03/23/17            Fri 03/24/17            Sat 03/25/17
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          52          76          43          77
Temp             62 68 78 84 82 69 62 57 54 59 69 75 73 60 54 49 45 54 69 76 75
Dewpt            56 57 56 53 48 49 50 34 30 29 28 29 27 29 31 32 33 32 30 28 27
Min/Max RH                   31          65          17          62          16
RH               81 69 47 35 31 50 65 41 40 32 21 18 18 31 41 51 62 43 23 17 17
Wind Dir          S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW SW  W  W NW NW NW  W NW NW NW  W SW
Wind Spd          9 17 21 27 27 23 14 12 13 21 24 27 26 19 13  8  8  8  6  6  5
Clouds           FW SC SC SC SC B2 B2 SC FW FW FW FW FW FW CL CL CL CL CL CL FW
Clouds(%)        23 26 31 43 46 71 81 38 23 13 13 19 20  7  5  3  3  3  4  4 13
PoP 12hr                      5          50           0           0           0
QPF 12hr                      0        0.15           0           0           0
Rain SHWRS                    C  C  C  C
TSTMS                         C  C  C  C
Obvis                                          BD BD
Fire Weather                                    A  A
Wind                    Y  Y  Y
LAL                     1     2     4     4     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  5     5     5     4     4     3     3     2     4     5
Mix Hgt              2700  3300  2900  1400  6700 10500  6000   100  4700  6500
T Wind Dir              S     S     S    SW     W     W    NW     W    NW    SW
T Wind Spd             25    36    34    18    29    27    10     6     9     8
RFTI              0  0  2  4  4  2  0  0  0  2  3  4  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO EL CL CL EL NO NO NO EL CL CL CL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date          Sun 03/26/17  Mon 03/27/17  Tue 03/28/17  Wed 03/29/17
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          50    83      51    77      50    78      52    74
Temp          60 52 75 80   61 53 71 75   59 52 71 76   60 53 68 72
Dewpt         32 36 33 20   30 41 40 35   40 43 47 42   44 42 36 33
Max/Min RH       55    11      64    22      71    31      65    24
RH            35 55 21 11   31 64 33 23   49 71 42 31   55 65 32 25
PWind Dir         S    SW      NW     N       E    SE      SE     S
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW SC SC   FW FW FW FW   CL FW SC SC   SC SC B1 B1
PoP 12hr          0     0       5     0       5    20      20    30

$$

TXZ035-232215-
Lubbock-Lubbock TX
33.67N 101.82W Elev. 3280 ft
414 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

Date             Thu 03/23/17            Fri 03/24/17            Sat 03/25/17
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                      84          48          70          39          75
Temp             59 65 77 83 81 66 58 53 50 55 64 69 68 56 50 45 41 50 67 74 73
Dewpt            55 55 52 51 48 41 28 29 27 28 28 26 26 27 28 29 29 29 25 25 23
Min/Max RH                   32          41          20          62          15
RH               87 70 42 33 32 40 32 39 41 35 25 20 20 32 42 53 62 44 20 16 15
Wind Dir          S  S  S  S  S SW  W  W SW  W NW NW  N  N NW NW NW NW  W SW  S
Wind Spd         14 19 24 29 31 24 16 16 18 26 31 32 31 20 13  8 10  8  6  9 10
Clouds           SC SC SC SC B1 OV SC FW SC FW FW FW FW FW FW CL CL CL FW FW FW
Clouds(%)        28 46 47 48 68 88 42 19 27 22 24 19 22  6  7  3  3  3  9  6 23
PoP 12hr                     10          60           0           0           0
QPF 12hr                      0        0.18           0           0           0
Rain SHWRS                    L  L
TSTMS                         L  L
Obvis                  BD BD                BD BD BD
Fire Weather                                    A  A
Wind                    Y  Y  Y
LAL                     1     2     4     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  5     5     4     4     4     2     2     4     5     5
Mix Hgt              2300  4000  6200  4000  7700  8900  5100   100  4600  6000
T Wind Dir              S     S    SW     W     W    NW    NW    NW    NW    SW
T Wind Spd             24    34    32    20    32    32     9     6     6    12
RFTI              0  0  3  4  4  3  0  0  0  4  4  4  4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO CL CL CL CL NO NO NO CL CL CL CL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date          Sun 03/26/17  Mon 03/27/17  Tue 03/28/17  Wed 03/29/17
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          48    78      45    75      47    76      46    68
Temp          57 50 71 75   56 47 68 73   56 49 69 74   55 48 62 66
Dewpt         28 31 25 20   31 37 36 30   35 38 42 29   30 34 31 28
Max/Min RH       48    12      68    20      66    19      58    23
RH            33 48 18 12   38 68 31 20   45 66 37 19   38 58 31 24
PWind Dir         S    SW      NW    NE      SE     S       S     S
Wind Char       <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW SC FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW SC SC   SC B1 B1 B1
PoP 12hr          0     0       0     0       0    20      20    30

$$

TXZ031-232215-
Matador RAWS-Cottle TX
34.13N 100.42W Elev. 1900 ft
414 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

Date             Thu 03/23/17            Fri 03/24/17            Sat 03/25/17
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                      87          52          75          42          77
Temp             59 66 79 86 84 70 62 57 54 59 69 74 72 59 53 48 44 53 69 76 75
Dewpt            57 58 55 51 49 50 48 35 32 31 31 31 31 31 33 31 33 32 31 28 30
Min/Max RH                   29          60          20          64          17
RH               93 75 44 30 30 49 60 44 43 34 25 21 22 34 46 51 64 44 25 17 19
Wind Dir          S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW SW  W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW  W SW
Wind Spd          9 18 21 27 28 25 16 12 13 21 28 34 32 21 19 13 11 12 10  6  5
Clouds           SC SC FW SC B1 B2 B2 SC FW FW FW FW SC FW FW CL CL CL CL CL FW
Clouds(%)        31 30 25 49 58 75 82 37 20 12 23 22 27 10  7  3  4  3  4  3 12
PoP 12hr                      5          60           0           5           0
QPF 12hr                      0        0.10           0           0           0
Rain SHWRS                    L  L  C  C
TSTMS                         L  L  C  C
Obvis                                          BD BD
High Wind                                       A  A
Wind                    Y  Y  Y
LAL                     1     2     4     3     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  5     5     4     4     4     2     3     2     4     5
Mix Hgt              2500  4000  3300  1600  7900  8300  5100   200  4400  6400
T Wind Dir              S     S     S    SW     W    NW    NW     W    NW     W
T Wind Spd             25    37    40    17    29    32    10     8    14     8
RFTI              0  0  2  4  4  3  0  0  0  2  4  4  4  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO EL CL CL CL NO NO NO EL CL CL CL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date          Sun 03/26/17  Mon 03/27/17  Tue 03/28/17  Wed 03/29/17
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          49    83      49    77      48    77      50    73
Temp          59 51 75 80   60 51 70 75   58 50 70 75   59 52 67 71
Dewpt         32 35 34 26   37 41 40 37   40 41 47 45   45 43 37 37
Max/Min RH       55    13      68    24      72    33      70    28
RH            37 55 22 14   42 68 33 25   52 72 44 35   59 70 34 29
PWind Dir         S    SW      NW     N       E    SE      SE     S
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW SC FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW SC SC   SC SC B1 B1
PoP 12hr          0     0       5     5       5    30      30    30

$$

TXZ029-232215-
Plainview-Hale TX
34.18N 101.71W Elev. 3372 ft
414 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

Date             Thu 03/23/17            Fri 03/24/17            Sat 03/25/17
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          46          66          36          73
Temp             55 62 74 81 79 64 56 51 48 52 60 65 64 52 47 42 39 47 65 72 71
Dewpt            55 55 52 51 48 42 30 30 29 29 29 27 28 28 29 29 30 30 27 25 23
Min/Max RH                   34          48          24          70          16
RH              100 78 46 35 34 45 37 44 47 41 31 24 25 39 49 60 70 51 24 17 16
Wind Dir          S  S  S  S  S SW  W  W SW  W NW NW NW  N  N NW NW NW NW SW  S
Wind Spd         13 18 21 29 31 21 13 14 20 26 31 35 31 21 17  9  9  6  6  9  8
Clouds           SC SC SC B1 B2 OV SC FW SC FW SC FW FW FW CL CL CL CL FW FW FW
Clouds(%)        38 45 47 52 71 91 38 12 26 24 31 25 22  8  5  3  4  3  7  6 25
PoP 12hr                     10          70           0           0           0
QPF 12hr                      0        0.22           0           0           0
Rain SHWRS                    L  L
TSTMS                         L  L
Obvis                  BD BD                BD BD BD
High Wind                                       A  A
Wind                    Y  Y  Y
LAL                     1     2     4     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  5     6     4     3     3     2     4     4     4     5
Mix Hgt              2400  4200  7700  4400  7000  7700  4700   100  4600  6100
T Wind Dir              S     S    SW     W     W    NW    NW     W    NW    SW
T Wind Spd             26    35    33    26    32    35    10     6     9    11
RFTI              0  0  2  4  4  2  0  0  1  4  4  4  4  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO EL CL CL EL NO NO EL CL CL CL CL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date          Sun 03/26/17  Mon 03/27/17  Tue 03/28/17  Wed 03/29/17
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          45    76      43    72      44    73      44    65
Temp          55 47 68 73   54 45 65 70   53 46 66 71   53 46 60 63
Dewpt         27 31 27 24   33 38 36 31   34 38 42 31   30 35 33 30
Max/Min RH       53    15      76    23      74    23      65    28
RH            34 53 21 16   45 76 34 23   48 73 42 23   41 65 36 29
PWind Dir         S    SW      NW    NE      SE    SE       S     S
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW SC FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW SC SC   SC SC B1 B1
PoP 12hr          0     0       5     5       5    20      20    30

$$

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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