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National Weather Service Lubbock TX
228 PM CDT Sun May 21 2017

TXZ024-221030-
Caprock RAWS-Briscoe TX
34.41N 101.05W Elev. 2561 ft
228 PM CDT Sun May 21 2017

Date           05/21/17      Mon 05/22/17            Tue 05/23/17            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                      56          73          53          69          49
Temp          77 75 63 58 57 57 64 68 73 68 60 58 56 53 57 62 68 68 57 52 51 50
Dewpt         43 43 45 46 48 51 53 55 57 57 57 56 52 49 46 44 43 42 42 43 43 43
Max/Min RH                   80          57          93          37          80
RH            30 32 51 64 72 80 69 63 57 68 90 91 87 88 67 52 41 39 57 71 74 77
Wind Dir      SE SE SE SE  S  S  S SW SE  E  E SE  N  N  N  N  N  N NW NW  W  W
Wind Spd      12 13 11  8  5  4  4  4  4  5  3  2  6 14 17 13 11 10  8  4  5  6
Clouds        FW FW SC B1 B2 OV OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC FW FW
Clouds(%)     11 10 29 51 73 92 89 85 85 84 78 72 75 77 68 58 49 40 38 37 25 12
PoP 12hr                     30          60          50          20           5
QPF 12hr                   0.01        0.54        0.26           0           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
LAL                     3     3     4     4     4     4     1     1     1     1
Haines                  3     3     3     3     4     5     3     5     5     2
Mix Hgt              4100   700  6400  7000  4800  1700  3500  6700  3400   100
T Wind Dir             SE     S     W    NW    SE    NW     N     N     W     W
T Wind Spd             11    10     9     5    10    13    27    17     8     9
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           05/24  Thu 05/25/17  Fri 05/26/17  Sat 05/27/17  Sun 05/28/17
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          81      57    96      63    96      62    91      60    83
Temp          72 79   62 58 88 94   71 64 90 92   70 62 85 88   68 60 79 82
Dewpt         43 43   48 52 48 43   42 52 42 33   44 43 42 33   51 53 55 53
Min/Max RH       25      83    17      66    11      50    13      77    36
RH            35 28   61 80 26 17   35 66 19 12   39 50 22 14   54 77 45 37
PWind Dir         W      SW    SW      SW     W      SW     W      SW    NE
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   CL CL FW FW   FW FW FW SC
PoP 12hr          0       0     0       5     5       5     5       5    20

$$

TXZ026-221030-
Childress-Childress TX
34.43N 100.28W Elev. 1952 ft
228 PM CDT Sun May 21 2017

Date           05/21/17      Mon 05/22/17            Tue 05/23/17            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                      58          74          56          69          50
Temp          79 77 66 61 59 58 65 72 74 71 63 61 58 56 60 62 68 67 58 54 52 51
Dewpt         43 44 47 50 50 51 54 56 56 56 57 57 56 54 49 45 43 42 43 45 44 44
Max/Min RH                   77          53          96          37          80
RH            28 31 50 67 72 77 68 57 53 59 81 87 93 93 67 54 40 40 57 71 74 77
Wind Dir      SE SE SE SE SE SE  S  S SE  E  E  E  N  N  N  N  N  N  N NW NW NW
Wind Spd      11 12 10  8  6  5  4  4  4  4  2  1  6 13 17 12 12 11  8  3  5  6
Clouds        FW FW FW SC B2 OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 SC SC SC SC FW FW
Clouds(%)      8  6 25 48 71 89 87 85 85 84 80 76 78 80 73 65 50 35 31 27 20 12
PoP 12hr                     20          50          60          20           5
QPF 12hr                   0.01        0.23        0.21           0           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
LAL                     3     3     4     4     4     4     1     1     1     1
Haines                  4     4     3     3     4     5     2     4     4     2
Mix Hgt              3400   500  6700  6300  3900  2400  2800  5800  3000     0
T Wind Dir             SE    SE    SW    NW    SE    NW     N     N     W    NW
T Wind Spd             11     6     8     6     9    14    26    14     6     6
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           05/24  Thu 05/25/17  Fri 05/26/17  Sat 05/27/17  Sun 05/28/17
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          82      58    96      66    98      65    93      63    85
Temp          73 80   62 59 87 94   74 66 91 96   73 65 88 90   71 63 82 84
Dewpt         44 44   48 52 55 49   51 52 49 45   49 48 47 44   55 56 57 55
Min/Max RH       25      78    21      61    16      54    18      78    36
RH            35 28   60 78 34 22   44 61 24 18   43 54 24 20   57 78 43 37
PWind Dir         W       S     S      SW    SW      SW    SW      SE    NE
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW   FW CL FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW SC SC
PoP 12hr          0       0     0       5     5       5     5       5    20

$$

TXZ043-221030-
Jayton RAWS-Kent TX
33.23N 100.57W Elev. 1905 ft
228 PM CDT Sun May 21 2017

Date           05/21/17      Mon 05/22/17            Tue 05/23/17            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                      60          77          57          68          53
Temp          78 75 68 65 62 60 69 74 77 73 67 62 59 57 63 66 68 67 60 58 55 54
Dewpt         44 45 48 50 52 54 56 57 58 59 59 58 57 55 51 48 46 45 46 47 45 44
Max/Min RH                   82          53          96          44          73
RH            30 34 49 59 69 82 64 56 53 61 76 87 92 93 66 53 46 45 60 68 69 70
Wind Dir       E  E SE SE SE SE  S  S SE  E SE  S  N  N  N  N  N  N NW  W  W  W
Wind Spd      12 12  9  5  4  4  3  3  5  9  6  4  6  8 16 18 13  9  4  3  4  5
Clouds        SC SC SC B1 B2 OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC FW
Clouds(%)     26 28 43 60 78 92 85 78 79 80 78 76 75 74 69 64 51 38 42 45 30 14
PoP 12hr                     30          40          70          20          10
QPF 12hr                   0.01        0.23        0.45        0.04           0
Rain SHWRS        C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  S  S  S  S
TSTMS             C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L
LAL                     3     3     4     4     5     4     1     1     1     1
Haines                  2     3     3     3     3     3     3     3     5     3
Mix Hgt              3600  2100  5600  7800  5200   900  3000  3000  1700   100
T Wind Dir             SE     S    SW    SW    SE    NW     N     N     W     W
T Wind Spd             17    12    12     5    16    11    25    14     5     8
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           05/24  Thu 05/25/17  Fri 05/26/17  Sat 05/27/17  Sun 05/28/17
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          83      60    99      68    98      66    96      65    90
Temp          77 81   66 61 90 96   76 68 93 96   75 66 90 93   73 65 86 89
Dewpt         43 43   50 54 50 43   56 59 45 38   49 54 43 39   51 59 58 53
Min/Max RH       24      80    15      76    13      65    14      81    29
RH            30 26   56 77 25 16   50 73 19 13   40 65 20 16   46 81 39 30
PWind Dir         W      SW    SW      SW    SW      SW    SW       S     S
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW   FW CL FW FW   FW FW SC FW   FW FW FW SC   SC FW SC B1
PoP 12hr          0       0     0       0     5       5    10       5    30

$$

TXZ035-221030-
Lubbock-Lubbock TX
33.67N 101.82W Elev. 3280 ft
228 PM CDT Sun May 21 2017

Date           05/21/17      Mon 05/22/17            Tue 05/23/17            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                      57          77          55          68          48
Temp          77 75 65 60 58 57 63 69 76 75 63 60 58 55 59 63 67 67 57 52 50 49
Dewpt         39 43 47 50 51 52 53 54 54 53 52 50 49 48 46 44 42 41 41 41 41 42
Max/Min RH                   83          45          80          39          80
RH            25 32 52 69 77 83 70 59 46 46 67 69 72 77 62 50 40 39 55 66 71 77
Wind Dir      SE SE SE SE  S  S  S SW  S  E  E  E  N  N  N  N  N  N  N NE NW  W
Wind Spd      13 17 14 12 10  8  8  8  9  9  6  5  8 17 21 18 14 12  8  4  4  6
Clouds        SC SC SC B1 B2 OV OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC FW
Clouds(%)     27 35 48 64 79 92 88 84 82 80 74 69 72 75 66 56 49 42 43 44 30 16
PoP 12hr                     30          50          50          20          10
QPF 12hr                   0.02        0.33        0.58           0           0
Rain SHWRS        C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S
TSTMS             C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
LAL                     3     3     4     4     4     4     1     1     1     1
Haines                  3     3     3     3     3     3     2     3     5     3
Mix Hgt              5400  2800  5500  9700  6300  1700  2700  5700  4200   100
T Wind Dir              S     S    SW    SW    NE     N     N     N    NW     W
T Wind Spd             21    16    11     6    20    14    29    17     6     6
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date           05/24  Thu 05/25/17  Fri 05/26/17  Sat 05/27/17  Sun 05/28/17
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          82      58    97      63    96      62    92      60    89
Temp          74 81   65 59 89 95   73 63 90 93   73 62 85 89   68 60 82 87
Dewpt         42 41   49 52 40 30   39 42 34 21   33 39 28 22   39 49 46 44
Min/Max RH       22      80    10      46     7      43     8      67    21
RH            32 24   56 78 18 10   29 46 14  7   23 43 13  9   34 67 28 22
PWind Dir         W      SW    SW      SW     W      SW     W      SW     S
Wind Char       <15     <15   15>     <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW CL CL FW   FW CL FW SC
PoP 12hr          0       0     0       5     5       5     5       5    10

$$

TXZ031-221030-
Matador RAWS-Cottle TX
34.13N 100.42W Elev. 1900 ft
228 PM CDT Sun May 21 2017

Date           05/21/17      Mon 05/22/17            Tue 05/23/17            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                      58          76          56          71          50
Temp          80 79 66 62 59 59 69 75 76 73 62 62 59 57 62 63 69 70 59 54 52 51
Dewpt         43 44 47 49 50 52 54 56 57 56 57 57 58 57 51 46 44 44 44 45 44 44
Max/Min RH                   78          52         100          36          80
RH            27 30 50 62 72 77 59 52 53 55 83 86 98100 68 53 40 39 58 71 75 77
Wind Dir      SE SE SE SE SE SE  S  S SE  E SE  S  N  N  N  N  N  N NW NW NW  W
Wind Spd      11 12  9  6  5  4  4  4  4  4  2  2  5 12 17 14 13 12  8  3  4  5
Clouds        FW FW SC SC B2 OV OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC FW FW
Clouds(%)      9  9 27 49 72 90 88 85 85 85 82 80 79 79 69 59 48 37 36 35 24 12
PoP 12hr                     20          50          60          30           5
QPF 12hr                   0.01        0.29        0.24           0           0
Rain SHWRS        S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  C  C  C  C
TSTMS             S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L
LAL                     3     3     4     4     4     4     1     1     1     1
Haines                  4     4     3     3     3     5     3     5     4     2
Mix Hgt              3200   800  6300  6900  4500  1800  3000  5800  4400   200
T Wind Dir             SE     S    SW    NW    SE    NW     N    NW     W     W
T Wind Spd             10     8     9     6    11    12    27    11     6     8
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           05/24  Thu 05/25/17  Fri 05/26/17  Sat 05/27/17  Sun 05/28/17
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          84      59    97      67    99      66    95      64    87
Temp          76 83   63 60 87 95   74 68 93 96   75 66 90 93   72 65 82 86
Dewpt         45 45   49 53 54 48   52 56 48 41   49 50 44 40   53 55 57 55
Min/Max RH       25      82    20      67    14      56    15      73    34
RH            33 27   60 79 31 20   46 64 22 15   40 56 21 16   51 71 43 36
PWind Dir         W       S    SW      SW    SW      SW    SW       S    NE
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW   FW CL FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW SC SC
PoP 12hr          0       0     0       5     5       5     5       5    20

$$

TXZ029-221030-
Plainview-Hale TX
34.18N 101.71W Elev. 3372 ft
228 PM CDT Sun May 21 2017

Date           05/21/17      Mon 05/22/17            Tue 05/23/17            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                      55          74          50          67          47
Temp          76 75 62 57 57 55 62 67 73 71 61 56 53 50 56 61 66 66 55 51 49 48
Dewpt         40 43 45 47 49 51 53 55 55 54 54 52 50 48 45 43 41 40 40 40 41 42
Max/Min RH                   86          51          96          38          83
RH            27 32 54 69 75 86 72 65 53 55 78 86 89 93 66 51 40 38 57 66 74 80
Wind Dir      SE SE SE  S  S  S SW SW SE  E  E  E  N  N  N  N  N  N  N NW NW  W
Wind Spd      12 14 13 11  8  6  5  5  6  6  4  4 11 17 18 14 12 10  6  4  4  5
Clouds        FW FW SC B1 B2 OV OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC FW
Clouds(%)     18 25 40 59 77 92 88 84 84 83 78 74 74 75 63 51 47 42 42 41 27 12
PoP 12hr                     30          60          50          20          10
QPF 12hr                   0.03        0.46        0.27        0.01           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
LAL                     3     3     4     4     4     4     1     1     1     1
Haines                  3     3     3     3     3     3     2     4     4     2
Mix Hgt              5400  3000  7200  8000  5300  1400  2800  6700  3500   100
T Wind Dir             SE     S     W    NW    SE     N     N     N     W     W
T Wind Spd             20    19    11     5    10    13    28    18     6     8
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           05/24  Thu 05/25/17  Fri 05/26/17  Sat 05/27/17  Sun 05/28/17
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          80      56    93      60    93      60    89      58    84
Temp          71 79   61 57 87 91   68 61 88 90   69 60 83 86   65 58 79 83
Dewpt         42 41   48 51 42 35   37 42 38 25   35 38 32 25   42 48 49 49
Min/Max RH       25      83    14      51     9      44    10      69    30
RH            35 26   62 80 21 14   32 49 17  9   28 44 16 11   43 69 35 31
PWind Dir         W      SW    SW      SW     W      SW     W      SW    NE
Wind Char       <15     <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW CL   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW CL CL FW   FW FW FW SC
PoP 12hr          0       0     0       5     5       5     5       5    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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