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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
607 AM CST TUE JAN 20 2015

TXZ025-026-031-032-035>044-202200-
HALL-CHILDRESS-MOTLEY-COTTLE-LUBBOCK-CROSBY-DICKENS-KING-YOAKUM-
TERRY-LYNN-GARZA-KENT-STONEWALL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MEMPHIS...TURKEY...CHILDRESS...
MATADOR...ROARING SPRINGS...PADUCAH...LUBBOCK...SLATON...
WOLFFORTH...CROSBYTON...RALLS...DICKENS...SPUR...GUTHRIE...
PLAINS...DENVER CITY...BROWNFIELD...TAHOKA...ODONNELL...POST...
JAYTON...ASPERMONT
607 AM CST TUE JAN 20 2015

...WINTRY WEATHER TO RETURN TO WEST TEXAS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND
THURSDAY...

AFTER THE RECENT MILD WEATHER...WINTER IS SET TO RETURN TO THE
SOUTH PLAINS REGION LATER THIS WEEK. COLDER AIR WILL GRADUALLY
FILTER INTO THE REGION TODAY AND TOMORROW BEHIND A COUPLE OF COLD
FRONTS. IN ADDITION...PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO BLOSSOM OVER THE
REGION LATE WEDNESDAY AND CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY AS AN UPPER LEVEL
STORM SYSTEM ORGANIZES WHILE APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST. THE
PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN AS RAIN...BUT WILL GRADUALLY
TRANSITION FROM RAIN TO SNOW WEDNESDAY NIGHT AS THE COLD AIR
DEEPENS. THE SNOW WILL START ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST TEXAS PANHANDLE
WEDNESDAY EVENING...THEN EXPAND TO THE SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE
NIGHT. LOCATIONS ON THE CAPROCK SHOULD COMPLETELY CHANGEOVER TO
SNOW BY EARLY THURSDAY...THOUGH A MIX OF RAIN OR SNOW WILL BE
POSSIBLE FURTHER EAST ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST TEXAS PANHANDLE INTO
THE ROLLING PLAINS. THE SNOW ON THE CAPROCK AND WINTRY MIX FURTHER
EAST WILL CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY BEFORE DIMINISHING FROM NORTH TO
SOUTH LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON OR THURSDAY EVENING.

THE HEAVIEST SNOW...FROM 3 TO 6 INCHES...IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE
SOUTHWEST TEXAS PANHANDLE AND NORTHWEST SOUTH PLAINS...WHERE A
WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM WEDNESDAY TO 6 PM
THURSDAY. FURTHER EAST...AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE LIGHTER...WITH
THE TOTALS DEPENDING ON EXACTLY HOW EARLY THE RAIN SWITCHES TO
SNOW. CURRENT INDICATIONS SUGGEST MUCH OF THE REMAINDER OF THE
SOUTH PLAINS INTO THE WESTERN ROLLING PLAINS COULD RECEIVE 1 TO 3
INCHES OF SNOW. THE FAR EASTERN ROLLING PLAINS...FROM GUTHRIE TO
ASPERMONT...WILL LIKELY REMAIN WARM ENOUGH FOR MOSTLY RAIN...WITH
LITTLE OR NO SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. THESE EARLY SNOWFALL ESTIMATES
ARE SUBJECT TO REVISION...AS DETAILS REGARDING THE TRACK AND
STRENGTH OF THE STORM SYSTEM BECOME MORE CERTAIN.

PERSONS WITH TRAVEL INTERESTS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY SHOULD
BE PREPARED FOR POSSIBLE HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS. MONITOR
FORECASTS FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION...ADVISORIES AND
WARNINGS...AND ADJUST YOUR TRAVEL ACCORDINGLY.

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