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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
241 PM CST TUE JAN 20 2015

TXZ025-026-031-032-037-038-042>044-211200-
HALL-CHILDRESS-MOTLEY-COTTLE-DICKENS-KING-GARZA-KENT-STONEWALL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MEMPHIS...TURKEY...CHILDRESS...
MATADOR...ROARING SPRINGS...PADUCAH...DICKENS...SPUR...GUTHRIE...
POST...JAYTON...ASPERMONT
241 PM 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 TONIGHT AND TOMORROW. 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 FAR SOUTHWEST TEXAS PANHANDLE WEDNESDAY EVENING...THEN
EXPAND TO THE SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE NIGHT. LOCATIONS WEST OF THE
CAPROCK ESCARPMENT SHOULD COMPLETELY CHANGEOVER TO SNOW BY EARLY
THURSDAY...THOUGH A MIX OF RAIN OR SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE FARTHER
EAST ACROSS THE FAR SOUTHEAST TEXAS PANHANDLE INTO THE ROLLING
PLAINS. THE SNOW ON THE CAPROCK AND WINTRY MIX FARTHER EAST WILL
CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY BEFORE DIMINISHING FROM NORTHWEST TO
SOUTHEAST THURSDAY EVENING AND NIGHT.

THE HEAVIEST SNOW...FROM 4 TO 8 INCHES...IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE
FAR SOUTHWEST TEXAS PANHANDLE AND NORTHWEST SOUTH PLAINS...WHERE A
WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM WEDNESDAY UNTIL MIDNIGHT
THURSDAY NIGHT. FARTHER 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 SOUTHEASTERN ROLLING
PLAINS...FROM GUTHRIE TO ASPERMONT...WILL LIKELY REMAIN WARM
ENOUGH FOR MOSTLY RAIN...WITH PERHAPS UP TO ONE INCH OF SNOWFALL.
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 INTO EARLY FRIDAY
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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