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National Weather Service Lubbock TX
429 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

TXZ024-242215-
Caprock RAWS-Briscoe TX
34.41N 101.05W Elev. 2561 ft
429 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

Date             Fri 03/24/17            Sat 03/25/17            Sun 03/26/17
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                      67          41          75          48          80
Temp             50 55 62 66 65 55 51 47 43 52 67 74 73 62 58 54 50 58 72 79 77
Dewpt            27 28 30 31 32 32 32 32 32 32 31 26 27 29 31 31 31 29 28 28 29
Min/Max RH                   27          60          16          53          12
RH               41 35 29 27 28 41 49 57 66 47 26 17 18 28 36 42 48 33 19 15 17
Wind Dir         SW SW  W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW  N NW SW  S  S  S SW  W  W  W NW
Wind Spd         20 26 28 32 34 27 19 16 13 13 10  5  4  6  6  9  9 13 19 18 20
Clouds           FW SC SC SC SC FW CL CL CL CL CL FW FW FW FW SC SC SC SC SC FW
Clouds(%)        11 31 50 40 29 17  5  3  1  1  1  6 11 17 23 28 33 36 38 31 24
PoP 12hr                      5           0           0           0           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Obvis                  BD BD
High Wind               W  W
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  4     2     4     4     4     5     5     6     5     3
Mix Hgt              7600  7700  4300   800  5500  7500  4800   200  8900 12800
T Wind Dir              W    NW    NW    NW    NW    SW     S     S     W     W
T Wind Spd             39    42    24    13    14    11     9     5    14    20
RFTI              0  4  4  4  4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  1
RFTI Category    NO CL CL CL CL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL EL


Date          Mon 03/27/17  Tue 03/28/17  Wed 03/29/17  Thu 03/30/17
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          47    73      48    73      51    65      47    67
Temp          57 49 67 71   56 50 67 71   57 52 61 64   53 48 62 65
Dewpt         34 39 38 35   37 41 48 48   46 49 47 44   45 43 39 36
Max/Min RH       61    25      66    39      74    34      70    28
RH            42 67 34 27   49 71 51 45   67 88 60 48   73 83 44 34
PWind Dir        NW    NE      SE    SE      SE    NE       N     N
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW FW FW   FW FW B1 B2   B2 B2 B2 B2   B2 B2 B2 SC
PoP 12hr          0     0       0    40      50    50      40    20

$$

TXZ026-242215-
Childress-Childress TX
34.43N 100.28W Elev. 1952 ft
429 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

Date             Fri 03/24/17            Sat 03/25/17            Sun 03/26/17
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                      73          43          75          48          82
Temp             53 58 67 72 71 59 53 49 45 53 68 74 73 63 58 54 50 59 74 81 79
Dewpt            29 29 29 30 30 32 33 33 33 34 35 31 31 32 34 34 35 33 31 30 30
Min/Max RH                   23          60          18          56          13
RH               39 33 24 21 22 36 46 54 62 48 29 20 21 31 40 46 56 37 20 16 17
Wind Dir         SW SW SW  W NW NW NW NW NW NW  N NW  W SE SE SE SE SW  W  W NW
Wind Spd         14 21 27 31 34 29 19 14 13 13 11  8  5  6  6  8  8 12 17 18 19
Clouds           FW SC SC SC FW FW FW CL CL CL CL CL FW FW SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
Clouds(%)         8 28 47 36 25 17  8  5  1  1  1  4  7 17 26 27 28 32 35 31 27
PoP 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Obvis                  BD BD
Wind                    Y  Y
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  4     2     2     4     4     5     5     6     5     3
Mix Hgt              8100  8100  4400  1000  4300  6700  4000   200  8500 12000
T Wind Dir             SW    NW    NW    NW    NW     W    SE    SE     S     W
T Wind Spd             32    39    25    17    16     9     9     9    14    20
RFTI              0  2  4  4  4  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  1
RFTI Category    NO EL CL CL CL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL EL


Date          Mon 03/27/17  Tue 03/28/17  Wed 03/29/17  Thu 03/30/17
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    75      50    75      52    67      48    68
Temp          59 51 69 73   58 52 69 73   59 53 63 66   54 49 63 66
Dewpt         36 40 41 37   40 43 50 50   51 50 50 47   48 45 42 39
Max/Min RH       63    26      66    38      80    37      77    30
RH            42 66 36 27   51 71 51 44   75 89 62 50   80 86 46 37
PWind Dir        NW     N       E    SE      SE     E       N     N
Wind Char       15>   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW FW FW   FW FW B1 B2   B2 B2 B2 B2   B2 B2 B2 B1
PoP 12hr          5     0       0    40      60    50      40    20

$$

TXZ043-242215-
Jayton RAWS-Kent TX
33.23N 100.57W Elev. 1905 ft
429 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

Date             Fri 03/24/17            Sat 03/25/17            Sun 03/26/17
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                      76          45          77          51          84
Temp             53 59 69 75 74 61 55 51 47 55 70 76 75 65 61 57 53 61 76 83 81
Dewpt            27 27 28 28 28 31 33 33 33 34 34 30 29 30 32 33 33 30 26 21 21
Min/Max RH                   19          58          16          56          11
RH               36 29 21 17 18 32 43 50 58 45 26 18 18 27 34 40 46 31 16 10 11
Wind Dir         SW SW SW  W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW  W SW  S  S  S  S SW  W  W  W
Wind Spd         13 21 26 27 27 21 12  9  8 10  6  5  4  6  6  6 10 16 16 20 16
Clouds           FW FW FW FW FW FW CL CL CL CL CL FW FW FW FW FW FW SC SC SC FW
Clouds(%)         9 15 21 18 15  9  4  2  1  1  1  6 11 17 23 23 23 32 41 31 20
PoP 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Obvis                  BD BD
Wind                    Y  Y
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  4     2     2     2     4     5     5     5     4     3
Mix Hgt              7900  9200  4800   400  4300  7100  4200   300  8700 11200
T Wind Dir              W     W    NW    NW    NW    SW     S     S    SW     W
T Wind Spd             32    34    12    10    10    10     9     9    21    27
RFTI              0  3  4  4  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  2
RFTI Category    NO CL CL CL CL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL EL


Date          Mon 03/27/17  Tue 03/28/17  Wed 03/29/17  Thu 03/30/17
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    77      52    77      54    70      49    71
Temp          59 50 70 75   60 54 71 75   61 55 66 68   56 51 65 69
Dewpt         32 39 41 36   40 44 53 51   52 50 49 42   44 45 44 40
Max/Min RH       62    24      72    35      76    33      76    28
RH            36 66 35 24   47 69 53 43   73 84 53 39   65 82 46 35
PWind Dir        NW     N      SE    SE       S     W      NW    NW
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW FW FW   CL FW B1 B1   B1 B2 B2 B1   B2 B2 B1 SC
PoP 12hr          0     0       0    40      60    40      30    20

$$

TXZ035-242215-
Lubbock-Lubbock TX
33.67N 101.82W Elev. 3280 ft
429 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

Date             Fri 03/24/17            Sat 03/25/17            Sun 03/26/17
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                      70          40          75          49          79
Temp             49 54 64 69 68 56 51 46 42 51 67 74 73 63 58 54 51 58 71 78 76
Dewpt            27 27 27 28 28 30 31 31 30 31 28 26 25 26 28 28 27 27 27 23 22
Min/Max RH                   21          57          13          50          11
RH               42 35 24 21 22 37 46 55 62 46 23 17 17 24 32 36 39 30 19 13 13
Wind Dir         SW  W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW SW  S  S  S  S SW  W  W  W NW
Wind Spd         18 29 31 34 31 21 13 11 11 11  6  6  9  9 10 13 12 16 21 21 19
Clouds           FW SC SC SC FW FW CL CL CL CL CL FW FW FW FW SC SC SC SC SC FW
Clouds(%)        14 27 41 27 14  8  3  2  1  1  1  7 13 16 18 29 39 38 37 30 23
PoP 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Obvis               BD BD BD
High Wind               W  W
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  3     2     2     2     4     5     6     6     4     3
Mix Hgt              7600  7700  4700   300  5400  6300  3600   300  8200 11600
T Wind Dir              W    NW     N    NW    NW    SW     S     S     W     W
T Wind Spd             36    37    16     8     9    13    11    12    20    25
RFTI              0  4  4  4  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  3  2
RFTI Category    NO CL CL CL CL NO NO NO NO NO NO EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO CL EL


Date          Mon 03/27/17  Tue 03/28/17  Wed 03/29/17  Thu 03/30/17
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          44    74      50    75      49    66      45    70
Temp          55 46 67 72   58 52 69 73   57 50 62 64   53 47 64 68
Dewpt         31 36 36 30   34 40 47 39   41 44 41 36   43 42 37 31
Max/Min RH       60    20      59    24      63    36      71    22
RH            40 68 32 21   40 63 45 29   55 80 46 35   69 83 37 25
PWind Dir         N    NE      SE    SE      SE     N       N    NW
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW FW FW   FW FW SC B1   B1 B2 B2 B1   B2 B2 B1 SC
PoP 12hr          0     0       0    30      40    40      30    10

$$

TXZ031-242215-
Matador RAWS-Cottle TX
34.13N 100.42W Elev. 1900 ft
429 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

Date             Fri 03/24/17            Sat 03/25/17            Sun 03/26/17
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                      75          43          76          48          84
Temp             53 58 69 74 73 60 54 49 45 53 68 75 74 63 58 54 50 59 75 83 81
Dewpt            28 29 29 30 31 32 33 33 33 35 35 30 31 32 34 34 34 31 28 27 28
Min/Max RH                   21          61          18          57          13
RH               38 33 22 20 21 35 45 54 62 50 29 19 20 31 40 46 54 34 17 13 14
Wind Dir         SW SW  W  W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW  W SE SE  S  S SW  W  W NW
Wind Spd         16 21 27 31 34 28 19 14 13 13 10  6  4  6  6  8  9 12 17 19 18
Clouds           FW FW SC SC FW FW FW CL CL CL CL CL FW FW FW SC SC SC SC SC SC
Clouds(%)         8 25 43 34 25 15  6  4  1  1  1  4  8 17 25 26 27 33 38 33 27
PoP 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Obvis                  BD BD
Wind                    Y  Y
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  4     2     3     4     4     5     5     6     5     3
Mix Hgt              8900  8900  4800   900  4500  7300  4700   300  9500 12400
T Wind Dir              W    NW    NW    NW    NW     W     S     S    SW     W
T Wind Spd             33    40    24    17    14    10    10    10    16    23
RFTI              0  2  4  4  4  2  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  1
RFTI Category    NO EL CL CL CL EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL EL


Date          Mon 03/27/17  Tue 03/28/17  Wed 03/29/17  Thu 03/30/17
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    76      50    76      52    69      48    69
Temp          60 51 70 74   59 52 70 74   59 53 65 67   55 49 64 67
Dewpt         35 41 41 38   41 44 52 51   52 51 49 48   48 46 42 41
Max/Min RH       67    25      72    40      79    35      80    28
RH            40 68 36 27   51 73 53 45   77 92 56 50   76 88 45 38
PWind Dir        NW     N      SE    SE      SE     E       N    NW
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW FW FW   FW FW B1 B2   B2 B2 B2 B2   B2 B2 B2 B1
PoP 12hr          0     0       0    40      60    50      40    20

$$

TXZ029-242215-
Plainview-Hale TX
34.18N 101.71W Elev. 3372 ft
429 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

Date             Fri 03/24/17            Sat 03/25/17            Sun 03/26/17
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                      65          37          73          45          77
Temp             46 50 59 64 63 52 47 43 39 48 65 72 71 60 55 51 47 55 69 76 74
Dewpt            26 27 28 30 31 31 31 31 31 31 28 26 25 27 28 28 27 27 28 27 28
Min/Max RH                   28          67          15          53          13
RH               45 41 30 28 30 44 53 62 73 51 25 18 18 28 35 41 45 34 21 16 18
Wind Dir         SW  W NW NW NW  N  N NW NW NW  N  W  S  S  S  S SW  W  W  W NW
Wind Spd         17 28 32 33 31 23 17 13 12 10  9  6  6  6  8 10  9 16 21 19 18
Clouds           FW SC SC SC FW FW CL CL CL CL CL FW FW FW FW SC SC SC SC SC FW
Clouds(%)        14 31 48 34 20 11  3  2  1  1  1  7 13 15 17 28 38 34 29 26 23
PoP 12hr                      5           0           0           0           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Obvis               BD BD BD
High Wind               W  W
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  3     2     3     4     4     5     6     6     4     3
Mix Hgt              8000  7900  4200   300  5500  6500  3800   300  8500 11500
T Wind Dir              W    NW    NW    NW    NW    SW     S    SW     W     W
T Wind Spd             39    40    16     9    10    13    11    12    19    24
RFTI              0  4  4  4  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  1
RFTI Category    NO CL CL CL CL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL EL


Date          Mon 03/27/17  Tue 03/28/17  Wed 03/29/17  Thu 03/30/17
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          42    71      47    72      46    63      43    66
Temp          53 44 64 69   55 49 66 70   54 47 59 61   50 45 60 64
Dewpt         32 37 36 32   35 40 47 41   42 45 44 39   42 41 38 33
Max/Min RH       70    24      71    27      71    38      79    27
RH            44 76 35 25   47 71 50 35   64 93 57 44   74 86 44 31
PWind Dir         N    NE      SE    SE      SE     N       N     N
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW FW FW   FW FW B1 B1   B1 B2 B2 B2   B2 B2 B1 SC
PoP 12hr          0     0       0    40      40    40      40    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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