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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
601 AM CST WED JAN 21 2015

TXZ025-026-031-032-037-038-043-044-212215-
HALL-CHILDRESS-MOTLEY-COTTLE-DICKENS-KING-KENT-STONEWALL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MEMPHIS...TURKEY...CHILDRESS...
MATADOR...ROARING SPRINGS...PADUCAH...DICKENS...SPUR...GUTHRIE...
JAYTON...ASPERMONT
601 AM CST WED JAN 21 2015

...WINTRY WEATHER TO RETURN TO WEST TEXAS TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...

PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO BLOSSOM OVER THE REGION LATE TODAY
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
TONIGHT AS GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS BRING IN COLDER AIR. THE SNOW WILL
START ACROSS THE FAR SOUTHWEST TEXAS PANHANDLE THIS 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 6 TO 8 INCHES AND LOCALLY HIGHER...IS
EXPECTED ACROSS THE FAR SOUTHWEST TEXAS PANHANDLE AND NORTHWEST
SOUTH PLAINS...WHERE A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM
THIS EVENING UNTIL MIDNIGHT THURSDAY NIGHT. FARTHER EAST...AMOUNTS
ARE EXPECTED TO BE LOWER...WITH THE TOTALS DEPENDING ON EXACTLY
HOW EARLY THE RAIN SWITCHES TO SNOW. CURRENT INDICATIONS SUGGEST
MUCH OF THE REMAINDER OF THE SOUTH PLAINS COULD RECEIVE 3 TO 6
INCHES OF SNOW...AND A WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM
THIS EVENING THOUGH MIDNIGHT THURSDAY NIGHT. THE FAR SOUTHEAST
TEXAS PANHANDLE INTO THE ROLLING PLAINS MAY SEE A WINTRY MIX OF
RAIN AND SNOW LATE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY...WITH A QUICK 1 TO 3
INCHES OF SNOW MAY BE POSSIBLE IF THE RAIN DOES COMPLETELY CHANGE
TO SNOW. THESE SNOWFALL ESTIMATES ARE SUBJECT TO REVISION...AS
DETAILS REGARDING THE TRACK AND STRENGTH OF THE STORM SYSTEM
BECOME MORE CERTAIN. IN ADDITION TO THE SNOW...GUSTY NORTHEASTERLY
WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WILL CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING
SNOW ALONG WITH REDUCED VISIBILITIES LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THE DAY
THURSDAY.

PERSONS WITH TRAVEL INTERESTS TONIGHT INTO EARLY FRIDAY SHOULD BE
PREPARED FOR POSSIBLE HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS. MONITOR FORECASTS
FOR THE LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION...ADVISORIES AND WARNINGS...AND
ADJUST YOUR TRAVEL ACCORDINGLY.

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