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National Weather Service Lubbock TX
338 AM CDT Mon Aug 21 2017

TXZ024-212230-
Caprock RAWS-Briscoe TX
34.41N 101.05W Elev. 2561 ft
338 AM CDT Mon Aug 21 2017

Date             Mon 08/21/17            Tue 08/22/17            Wed 08/23/17
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          71          90          68          85
Temp          73 71 80 88 91 88 79 75 73 71 80 87 90 87 77 73 70 68 76 83 85 82
Dewpt         64 65 66 66 64 62 64 63 62 62 65 65 66 67 67 67 68 67 68 67 68 62
Min/Max RH                   40          73          45          96          51
RH            73 81 62 48 41 42 60 65 68 73 61 48 45 52 72 83 93 96 77 59 58 51
Wind Dir       S SW SW SW  S  S  S  S SW  W  W NW  E  E  E NE NE NE NE NE  E  E
Wind Spd       6  4  8 11 11 10  6  6  6  6  9  8  4  5  5  5  4  5  5  8  5  8
Clouds        B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 SC B1 SC
Clouds(%)     59 57 57 56 61 69 60 69 62 46 45 58 68 71 81 71 75 70 63 47 53 45
PoP 12hr                     20          10          30          50          20
QPF 12hr                   0.04           0        0.12        0.28        0.02
Rain SHWRS     S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S
TSTMS          S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S
LAL                     2     2     2     2     3     3     4     4     3     3
Haines                  2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              9000  9800  5700   600  9300 10400  5800  1300  3200  6300
T Wind Dir             SW     S     S    SW     W    NE     E    NE     E     E
T Wind Spd             19    17    10    13    14     3     6    12    13     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          Thu 08/24/17  Fri 08/25/17  Sat 08/26/17  Sun 08/27/17
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          63    85      66    86      67    90      68    88
Temp          68 63 82 82   70 66 83 83   71 67 87 87   73 68 85 85
Dewpt         61 60 62 59   63 65 65 64   67 66 66 64   66 65 65 64
Max/Min RH       93    42      99    48      97    43      90    45
RH            79 90 50 45   80 99 54 52   87 97 50 47   78 90 52 49
PWind Dir         E     E      SE    SE       S     S       S     S
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC SC SC SC   B1 B1 B1 B1   B1 B1 SC SC   SC B1 B1 B1
PoP 12hr         10    10      20    30      30    20      30    30

$$

TXZ026-212230-
Childress-Childress TX
34.43N 100.28W Elev. 1952 ft
338 AM CDT Mon Aug 21 2017

Date             Mon 08/21/17            Tue 08/22/17            Wed 08/23/17
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                      94          72          93          70          85
Temp          76 74 83 91 94 91 81 77 74 72 82 90 93 90 79 75 72 70 77 83 85 82
Dewpt         65 65 67 67 65 64 64 64 64 64 66 66 66 66 67 69 69 67 69 66 67 61
Min/Max RH                   37          76          41          90          49
RH            68 74 58 45 39 41 57 65 71 76 59 45 41 46 66 81 89 90 77 57 55 49
Wind Dir       S  S SW SW  S  S SE  S  S SW  W  W SW  E  E NE  E NE NE NE NE NE
Wind Spd       8  5  9 10 11 10  8  8  6  5  8  6  5  5  5  6  5  5  6  8  6  8
Clouds        SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 SC SC SC
Clouds(%)     34 47 49 47 50 62 59 60 60 43 36 51 65 68 83 73 85 72 63 49 49 40
PoP 12hr                     10          10          30          50          20
QPF 12hr                      0           0        0.12        0.40        0.01
Rain SHWRS     S                          S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S
TSTMS          S                          S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S
LAL                     1     1     1     1     2     3     4     4     2     2
Haines                  2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     3     3
Mix Hgt              9100 10000  6000   300  1000  5200  3800  1400  4900  6400
T Wind Dir              S     S     S    SW    SW     S     E    NE    NE     E
T Wind Spd             13    17    10     6     9     3     6    13    16    12
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          Thu 08/24/17  Fri 08/25/17  Sat 08/26/17  Sun 08/27/17
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          66    86      68    86      69    90      69    89
Temp          70 66 83 83   72 68 83 84   73 69 87 87   74 69 86 86
Dewpt         62 61 63 61   65 66 66 66   67 67 67 66   67 66 67 65
Max/Min RH       87    43      93    51      93    45      90    45
RH            75 84 51 47   79 93 56 55   82 93 51 50   80 90 53 49
PWind Dir        NE     E      SE    SE      SE     S       S     S
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC SC SC SC   SC B1 B1 B1   B1 B1 B1 B1   SC B1 B1 B1
PoP 12hr         10    10      20    30      30    30      40    30

$$

TXZ043-212230-
Jayton RAWS-Kent TX
33.23N 100.57W Elev. 1905 ft
338 AM CDT Mon Aug 21 2017

Date             Mon 08/21/17            Tue 08/22/17            Wed 08/23/17
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                      95          71          95          70          86
Temp          75 73 83 92 95 92 81 76 73 71 82 92 95 92 80 76 73 70 77 84 86 83
Dewpt         64 64 65 65 63 61 61 62 62 63 66 65 62 64 65 66 66 67 67 66 66 64
Min/Max RH                   34          76          34          90          50
RH            67 72 54 41 35 36 51 61 68 76 58 42 34 40 61 72 80 90 70 55 52 52
Wind Dir       S  S SW  S  S  S SE  S  S SW SW SW  S SE SE NE  N NE  N NE  N NE
Wind Spd       5  4  9  9  9 10  5  6  6  5  8  5  4  6  4  4  4  4  4  5  6  8
Clouds        SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B2 B1 B1 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1
Clouds(%)     29 36 34 37 35 42 33 40 37 42 33 50 61 71 68 64 74 71 65 66 64 58
PoP 12hr                      5          10          20          40          40
QPF 12hr                      0           0        0.06        0.16        0.28
Rain SHWRS                                S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  S
TSTMS                                     S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  S
LAL                     1     1     1     1     2     3     4     4     4     4
Haines                  2     3     3     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              8000  8600  5400   200  7700 10000  5600   700  2800  2400
T Wind Dir              S     S     S     S    SW     S    SE    NE    NE    NW
T Wind Spd             18    13     8     6    13     5     4     9    14    13
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          Thu 08/24/17  Fri 08/25/17  Sat 08/26/17  Sun 08/27/17
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          66    87      68    88      69    92      70    90
Temp          70 66 84 84   72 68 85 85   73 69 89 89   75 70 87 87
Dewpt         64 63 63 62   65 65 66 66   66 66 66 64   66 65 66 65
Max/Min RH       90    43      90    48      90    40      84    44
RH            80 90 49 46   78 90 53 53   78 90 47 44   74 84 49 48
PWind Dir        NE    NE       E    SE      SE     S       S     S
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    B1 SC SC SC   SC B1 B1 B1   B1 B1 B1 SC   SC SC B1 B1
PoP 12hr         20    20      30    40      20    20      20    30

$$

TXZ035-212230-
Lubbock-Lubbock TX
33.67N 101.82W Elev. 3280 ft
338 AM CDT Mon Aug 21 2017

Date             Mon 08/21/17            Tue 08/22/17            Wed 08/23/17
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                      88          67          89          66          83
Temp          71 69 78 85 88 85 75 72 69 67 77 86 89 86 75 71 68 66 74 81 83 80
Dewpt         62 64 66 66 64 62 63 62 61 61 65 64 64 66 66 66 65 65 66 66 65 62
Min/Max RH                   43          81          44          97          53
RH            73 84 67 53 45 46 65 72 75 81 66 48 44 52 73 84 89 97 77 61 55 54
Wind Dir       S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW  W SE  E SE  E NE NE  N NE  E  E
Wind Spd       8  6 10 12 12  9  8  8  8  6  8  5  4  5  6  4  4  5  5  8  6  8
Clouds        B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC
Clouds(%)     84 59 61 58 57 64 63 66 54 46 42 55 64 65 80 71 71 67 57 58 56 47
PoP 12hr                     20          10          30          50          30
QPF 12hr                   0.02           0        0.10        0.21        0.34
Rain SHWRS     S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  S
TSTMS          S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  S
LAL                     2     2     2     2     3     3     4     4     3     3
Haines                  2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              7000  8700  2600   500  7200  8900  5300   800  1700  1700
T Wind Dir              S     S     S     W    SW    SE     E     E    NE     E
T Wind Spd             18    14     8    14    10     3     4     9    10    10
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          Thu 08/24/17  Fri 08/25/17  Sat 08/26/17  Sun 08/27/17
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    83      65    85      66    88      67    87
Temp          67 62 80 80   69 65 82 82   70 66 85 85   72 67 84 84
Dewpt         62 60 62 60   62 63 64 61   64 64 64 62   64 63 65 63
Max/Min RH       95    47      93    46      93    42      87    46
RH            85 93 54 50   78 93 54 49   81 93 50 46   77 87 53 49
PWind Dir         E     E      SE     S       S     S       S     S
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC B1 SC SC   SC B1 B1 B1   SC SC SC SC   SC SC B1 B1
PoP 12hr         20    20      20    30      20    20      20    30

$$

TXZ031-212230-
Matador RAWS-Cottle TX
34.13N 100.42W Elev. 1900 ft
338 AM CDT Mon Aug 21 2017

Date             Mon 08/21/17            Tue 08/22/17            Wed 08/23/17
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                      95          71          94          70          87
Temp          75 73 83 92 95 92 81 76 73 71 82 91 94 91 80 75 72 70 78 85 87 84
Dewpt         65 65 66 65 63 62 63 63 63 63 65 65 64 66 66 67 69 67 68 66 66 62
Min/Max RH                   35          75          37          92          46
RH            70 76 56 41 35 37 55 64 70 75 57 43 37 44 63 75 88 91 72 54 50 47
Wind Dir       S  S SW SW  S  S  S  S  S SW  W  W  S SE  E  N  E NE NE NE NE NE
Wind Spd       6  4  8 10 10 10  6  6  6  6  8  5  4  5  5  5  4  4  6  6  5  8
Clouds        SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 SC
Clouds(%)     35 47 47 47 49 58 54 56 50 42 37 51 67 68 82 73 85 75 68 55 56 43
PoP 12hr                     10          10          30          50          30
QPF 12hr                      0           0        0.12        0.41        0.01
Rain SHWRS     S                          S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  S
TSTMS          S                          S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  S
LAL                     1     1     1     1     2     3     4     4     3     3
Haines                  2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     3
Mix Hgt              9500 10200  6100   500  4000  9000  4900  1400  5200  6600
T Wind Dir              S     S     S    SW     W     S     E    NE    NE     E
T Wind Spd             19    16    10     9     8     3     8    12    16    10
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          Thu 08/24/17  Fri 08/25/17  Sat 08/26/17  Sun 08/27/17
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          66    87      68    88      69    92      70    90
Temp          71 66 84 84   72 68 85 85   73 69 89 89   75 70 87 87
Dewpt         62 62 63 61   65 65 65 66   68 67 66 66   67 66 66 65
Max/Min RH       90    42      92    47      92    42      88    44
RH            75 88 49 44   79 92 52 52   84 92 47 46   76 88 50 48
PWind Dir        NE     E      SE    SE      SE     S       S     S
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC SC SC SC   SC B1 B1 B1   B1 B1 B1 SC   SC B1 B1 B1
PoP 12hr         10    10      20    30      30    30      30    40

$$

TXZ029-212230-
Plainview-Hale TX
34.18N 101.71W Elev. 3372 ft
338 AM CDT Mon Aug 21 2017

Date             Mon 08/21/17            Tue 08/22/17            Wed 08/23/17
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          65          87          65          81
Temp          69 67 75 82 85 82 73 69 67 65 75 84 87 84 74 70 67 65 72 79 81 78
Dewpt         63 64 66 67 65 63 63 63 63 61 65 65 64 66 67 66 66 64 67 66 65 62
Min/Max RH                   51          89          46          97          56
RH            80 90 73 60 51 52 71 80 87 87 71 53 46 55 79 88 96 97 83 65 58 58
Wind Dir       S SW SW SW  S  S  S  S SW  W  W  W  E  E  E NE NE NE NE NE  E  E
Wind Spd       5  4  8 12 10  8  5  5  6  5  8  6  4  4  4  5  4  4  6  6  6  6
Clouds        B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC B1 B1 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC B1 SC
Clouds(%)     85 64 65 61 62 71 65 62 51 43 38 50 62 60 70 65 61 60 58 48 57 42
PoP 12hr                     30          20          30          40          30
QPF 12hr                   0.05           0        0.11        0.23        0.18
Rain SHWRS     C  C  C  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
TSTMS          C  C  C  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
LAL                     3     2     2     2     3     3     4     4     3     3
Haines                  2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt              6800  8400  5100   700  7500  9700  4400  1100  2500  3600
T Wind Dir              S     S     S    SW    SW    NE     E    NE     E    SE
T Wind Spd             17    18     9    20    12     3     4    13    11     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          Thu 08/24/17  Fri 08/25/17  Sat 08/26/17  Sun 08/27/17
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    82      63    84      65    87      65    86
Temp          65 61 79 79   67 63 81 81   69 65 84 84   70 65 83 83
Dewpt         61 59 62 59   62 62 64 62   64 63 65 62   64 63 65 64
Max/Min RH       97    47      97    49      93    45      93    48
RH            86 93 56 50   83 97 56 52   84 93 53 48   82 93 55 53
PWind Dir         E    SE      SE     S       S     S       S     S
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC B1 SC SC   B1 B1 B1 B1   B1 SC SC SC   SC SC B1 SC
PoP 12hr         10    20      20    30      20    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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