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National Weather Service Lubbock TX
157 PM CDT Sun May 20 2018

TXZ024-211015-
Caprock RAWS-Briscoe TX
34.41N 101.05W Elev. 2561 ft
157 PM CDT Sun May 20 2018

Date           05/20/18      Mon 05/21/18            Tue 05/22/18            Wed
UTC 3hrly     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CDT 3hrly     16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07

Min/Max                      59          81          63          81          63
Temp          71 71 63 61 59 59 66 74 79 77 69 67 65 63 71 78 81 78 69 67 66 63
Dewpt         54 56 58 58 57 58 61 62 61 61 61 61 61 61 63 61 59 61 61 62 61 61
Max/Min RH                   96          51          93          48          93
RH            60 59 85 91 92 95 82 65 54 57 76 83 88 93 75 57 48 56 75 85 86 92
Wind Dir      NE  E SE  S  W  N SE SE SE SE SE SE  S  S  S  S SE SE SE SE  S  S
Wind Spd       6  6  4  4  4  3  6  8 10 11  8  5  5  5  8 10 11 10  5  6  6  5
Clouds        SC FW FW B1 B1 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 SC B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 OV B2 B1 B1 B1 B1
Clouds(%)     36 13 16 51 67 73 79 67 59 51 44 67 67 79 75 77 90 74 67 69 54 54
PoP 12hr                      5          10          20          30          20
QPF 12hr                      0           0        0.02        0.02        0.03
Rain SHWRS                                S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S  S
TSTMS                                     S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S  S
Obvis                  PF PF PF
LAL               1     1     1     1     1     3     3     3     3     3     3
Haines            4     4     5     4     5     5     4     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt        3500  2500   400  2300  6100  3600   500  7800  9200  5400   200
T Wind Dir       NE    SE    NW    SE    SE    SE     S     S     S    SE     S
T Wind Spd        5     8     2     6    13     9     8    14    21     9     5
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0


Date           05/23  Thu 05/24/18  Fri 05/25/18  Sat 05/26/18  Sun 05/27/18
UTC 6hrly     18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00
CDT 6hrly     13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19

Max/Min          86      64    90      65    93      65    93      66    92
Temp          83 82   68 65 85 84   71 66 90 85   70 65 89 87   72 66 88 87
Dewpt         61 61   61 61 60 57   59 59 57 54   57 57 56 53   55 56 53 50
Min/Max RH       43      91    35      80    28      75    27      70    25
RH            49 50   77 89 43 40   67 79 34 35   63 75 33 31   56 69 31 29
PWind Dir         S       S     S       S    SW       S    NE      NE    NE
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    B1 B1   SC SC SC SC   FW FW FW SC   SC SC SC SC   SC SC FW FW
PoP 12hr         20      20    10      10    20      20    20      20    10

$$

TXZ026-211015-
Childress-Childress TX
34.43N 100.28W Elev. 1952 ft
157 PM CDT Sun May 20 2018

Date           05/20/18      Mon 05/21/18            Tue 05/22/18            Wed
UTC 3hrly     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CDT 3hrly     16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07

Min/Max                      61          83          65          84          66
Temp          75 75 68 64 63 61 69 77 82 79 72 70 68 65 73 81 84 81 73 70 68 66
Dewpt         58 59 60 60 60 60 63 64 62 62 63 63 63 63 67 67 60 63 62 63 63 63
Max/Min RH                   97          49          93          44          90
RH            58 58 76 85 89 97 82 64 51 57 73 80 85 93 83 62 44 54 69 78 84 89
Wind Dir      NE NE SE  S SE  E SE SE SE SE SE SE SE  S  S  S  S SE SE SE  S  S
Wind Spd       6  5  4  4  3  4  5  6  9 10  9  8  5  4  8 10 10 10  9  9  8  5
Clouds        SC FW FW SC SC B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC B1 B1 B2 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1
Clouds(%)     49 19 21 43 46 72 78 63 56 50 42 60 61 75 63 72 79 79 75 75 66 57
PoP 12hr                      0          10          20          30          30
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0        0.01
Rain SHWRS                                S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S  S
TSTMS                                     S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S  S
Obvis                  PF PF PF
LAL               1     1     1     1     1     2     2     3     3     3     3
Haines            4     4     4     4     5     5     3     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt        2900  1900   400  3700  5600  3200   100  6200  8700  4800   200
T Wind Dir       NE    SE     N     E    SE    SE     S     S     S    SE    SE
T Wind Spd        8     4     4     6    13     8     5    14    19    12     8
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0


Date           05/23  Thu 05/24/18  Fri 05/25/18  Sat 05/26/18  Sun 05/27/18
UTC 6hrly     18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00
CDT 6hrly     13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19

Max/Min          88      66    91      67    94      67    94      67    92
Temp          85 85   70 66 88 87   73 67 89 87   73 67 89 89   73 68 88 88
Dewpt         67 61   62 63 66 60   62 61 62 57   59 60 61 55   58 58 58 52
Min/Max RH       41      90    39      81    31      78    30      73    27
RH            55 45   75 89 48 40   68 80 40 36   62 78 39 31   59 71 36 29
PWind Dir         S       S     S       S     S      SW    NE      NE     N
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    B1 B1   SC SC SC SC   SC SC SC SC   SC SC SC SC   SC SC FW FW
PoP 12hr         20      20    10      20    20      20    20      20     5

$$

TXZ043-211015-
Jayton RAWS-Kent TX
33.23N 100.57W Elev. 1905 ft
157 PM CDT Sun May 20 2018

Date           05/20/18      Mon 05/21/18            Tue 05/22/18            Wed
UTC 3hrly     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CDT 3hrly     16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07

Min/Max                      64          84          65          87          67
Temp          77 78 72 68 66 64 72 80 84 82 75 70 69 65 74 81 87 84 77 73 69 68
Dewpt         60 62 63 62 62 62 65 64 63 62 61 62 62 62 63 62 57 58 58 60 61 61
Max/Min RH                   93          49          90          37          82
RH            54 57 74 81 87 93 80 58 50 51 62 75 80 90 69 52 37 41 52 66 75 81
Wind Dir      NE NE  E  E NE NE  E  E  E SE  E SE SE  S  S  S SE SE SE SE  S  S
Wind Spd       9  8  4  4  4  4  5  5  8  9  9  6  5  4  8  9 10 10  9  8  6  4
Clouds        B1 SC B1 B1 B2 OV B2 B1 B1 B1 SC B1 B1 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC B1
Clouds(%)     51 46 55 65 76 93 79 62 57 52 46 55 57 79 70 66 58 63 54 66 44 56
PoP 12hr                      5          10          20          30          20
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Rain SHWRS                                S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S  S
TSTMS                                     S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S  S
Obvis                  PF PF PF
LAL               1     1     1     1     1     2     2     3     3     3     3
Haines            5     5     5     4     4     5     3     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt        2700  2100  1400  4500  7400  7100   400  6600  9400  5900   300
T Wind Dir       NE     E     E     E    SE    SE     S     S     S    SE     S
T Wind Spd       11    11     4     5    11    14     5    13    17     9     6
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0


Date           05/23  Thu 05/24/18  Fri 05/25/18  Sat 05/26/18  Sun 05/27/18
UTC 6hrly     18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00
CDT 6hrly     13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19

Max/Min          89      67    91      68    94      68    94      68    93
Temp          85 87   73 67 86 89   73 68 89 92   76 68 89 91   74 68 88 89
Dewpt         61 58   60 61 60 56   59 60 59 55   55 58 57 54   58 59 56 52
Min/Max RH       35      81    32      76    28      72    27      73    26
RH            45 38   64 80 42 34   62 75 36 29   50 70 35 28   56 73 33 28
PWind Dir         S      SE     S       S    SW       S     N      NE     N
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    B1 B1   SC SC SC SC   SC FW FW SC   SC SC SC SC   SC SC FW FW
PoP 12hr         20      20    10      10    10      10    10      20     5

$$

TXZ035-211015-
Lubbock-Lubbock TX
33.67N 101.82W Elev. 3280 ft
157 PM CDT Sun May 20 2018

Date           05/20/18      Mon 05/21/18            Tue 05/22/18            Wed
UTC 3hrly     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CDT 3hrly     16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07

Min/Max                      60          80          62          81          63
Temp          74 73 66 64 61 60 67 74 80 78 71 68 64 62 69 74 81 79 72 69 66 63
Dewpt         54 55 58 58 59 59 61 61 59 59 59 60 61 60 61 60 58 59 58 60 60 60
Max/Min RH                   96          47          94          46          90
RH            51 54 76 82 93 96 81 64 49 52 66 75 89 93 76 61 46 51 62 74 82 89
Wind Dir       E  E  E  E SE  E SE SE SE SE SE SE SE  S  S  S  S SE SE SE  S  S
Wind Spd      10  9  8  6  4  4  8  9 11 13 11 10  6  6 10 11 12 12  9  9  8  8
Clouds        SC FW SC B2 OV OV OV B2 B1 B1 SC B2 B2 OV B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 SC SC
Clouds(%)     42 20 48 82 90 95 88 70 63 56 49 73 81 89 86 84 82 67 61 60 43 50
PoP 12hr                     10          10          40          30          20
QPF 12hr                      0           0        0.13        0.02        0.04
Rain SHWRS                                C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  S
TSTMS                                     C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  S
Obvis                  PF PF PF
LAL               1     1     1     1     2     4     4     3     3     3     3
Haines            5     4     5     5     5     4     2     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt        3400  2600  1200  3800  6600  4300  2400  6400  8100  4900   200
T Wind Dir        E     E    SE    SE    SE    SE     S     S     S     S     S
T Wind Spd        6    12     8     9    14    18    14    16    21    10     6
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0


Date           05/23  Thu 05/24/18  Fri 05/25/18  Sat 05/26/18  Sun 05/27/18
UTC 6hrly     18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00
CDT 6hrly     13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19

Max/Min          84      64    89      65    93      65    93      66    91
Temp          79 80   68 64 84 86   72 65 88 89   72 66 88 89   73 66 86 87
Dewpt         60 57   60 61 59 53   58 58 55 47   53 54 53 48   54 56 51 46
Min/Max RH       40      90    30      78    22      68    22      70    22
RH            52 45   75 89 43 32   61 77 32 23   50 66 30 24   51 70 30 24
PWind Dir         S       S     S       S    SW       S    NE      NE     E
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC SC   SC SC SC SC   SC FW FW FW   SC SC SC SC   SC SC SC SC
PoP 12hr         20      20    10      10    10      10    10      20    10

$$

TXZ031-211015-
Matador RAWS-Cottle TX
34.13N 100.42W Elev. 1900 ft
157 PM CDT Sun May 20 2018

Date           05/20/18      Mon 05/21/18            Tue 05/22/18            Wed
UTC 3hrly     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CDT 3hrly     16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07

Min/Max                      61          84          64          86          65
Temp          76 76 69 65 63 61 71 79 84 81 73 70 68 64 75 82 86 82 73 71 68 65
Dewpt         58 59 61 60 60 60 64 64 62 62 61 62 62 62 65 63 59 61 60 61 62 62
Max/Min RH                   97          48          93          41          90
RH            53 56 77 83 87 97 78 59 48 53 68 77 83 93 72 53 41 49 63 72 79 89
Wind Dir      NE NE SE  S  S NE SE SE SE SE SE SE  S  S  S  S SE SE SE SE  S  S
Wind Spd       6  5  4  4  3  3  5  5  8  9  8  6  4  4  6  9 10 10  9  9  8  4
Clouds        B1 FW SC SC SC B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC B1 B1 B2 B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 B2 B1 B1
Clouds(%)     52 23 28 45 48 71 78 62 56 50 44 60 61 77 65 71 78 71 68 71 62 53
PoP 12hr                      0          10          20          30          30
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0        0.01
Rain SHWRS                                S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S  S
TSTMS                                     S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S  S
Obvis                  PF PF PF
LAL               1     1     1     1     1     2     2     3     3     3     3
Haines            4     4     5     4     5     5     3     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt        2900  1900   700  3800  5700  3400   300  6600  9000  5100   300
T Wind Dir       NE    SE     N    SE    SE    SE     S     S     S    SE     S
T Wind Spd        8     4     4     6    12     8     5    16    18    12     8
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0


Date           05/23  Thu 05/24/18  Fri 05/25/18  Sat 05/26/18  Sun 05/27/18
UTC 6hrly     18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00
CDT 6hrly     13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19

Max/Min          89      66    92      67    95      67    95      67    94
Temp          86 86   72 67 89 88   74 67 91 89   74 67 91 90   76 68 90 89
Dewpt         63 60   61 61 62 58   60 60 59 55   58 59 59 54   57 57 55 51
Min/Max RH       38      85    34      78    28      76    27      71    24
RH            46 42   69 84 41 36   62 77 35 31   58 76 34 29   53 70 31 27
PWind Dir         S       S     S       S    SW      SW     N      NE     N
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    B1 B1   SC SC SC SC   SC FW FW SC   SC SC SC SC   SC SC FW FW
PoP 12hr         20      20    10      20    10      20    20      20     5

$$

TXZ029-211015-
Plainview-Hale TX
34.18N 101.71W Elev. 3372 ft
157 PM CDT Sun May 20 2018

Date           05/20/18      Mon 05/21/18            Tue 05/22/18            Wed
UTC 3hrly     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CDT 3hrly     16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07

Min/Max                      58          77          60          80          61
Temp          70 71 63 60 59 58 66 72 77 75 67 65 62 61 71 76 79 78 69 66 64 62
Dewpt         53 54 56 57 57 57 60 59 58 57 59 60 60 59 62 60 59 58 59 60 58 59
Max/Min RH                   96          52          98          47          91
RH            61 55 78 90 93 96 81 65 52 53 75 83 95 94 74 58 50 50 71 80 81 91
Wind Dir       E  E  E SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE  S  S  S  S  S SE SE SE  S  S
Wind Spd       6  8  5  5  4  4  8  9 10 12  9  6  5  5 10 11 11 11  8  8  6  5
Clouds        SC FW FW B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 OV B2 B2 OV B2 B1 B1 SC SC
Clouds(%)     49  6 11 65 86 85 80 69 62 55 51 69 76 88 83 84 88 70 53 59 42 48
PoP 12hr                     10          10          40          30          20
QPF 12hr                      0           0        0.11        0.03        0.04
Rain SHWRS                                C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  S
TSTMS                                     C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  S
Obvis                  PF PF PF
LAL               1     1     1     1     2     4     4     3     3     3     3
Haines            4     4     4     5     5     4     4     2     2     2     2
Mix Hgt        3400  2500   900  5600  6600  4500  1900  7800  8700  4100   300
T Wind Dir       NE    SE     S    SE    SE    SE     S     S     S     S     S
T Wind Spd        6     9     8    11    14    12    14    16    21    10     8
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0


Date           05/23  Thu 05/24/18  Fri 05/25/18  Sat 05/26/18  Sun 05/27/18
UTC 6hrly     18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00
CDT 6hrly     13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19   01 07 13 19

Max/Min          84      62    87      63    91      63    91      62    89
Temp          81 82   68 63 82 84   70 64 86 86   70 64 87 88   70 62 85 85
Dewpt         60 57   60 60 59 54   58 57 55 49   53 54 53 49   54 55 50 46
Min/Max RH       40      93    33      81    25      72    24      78    23
RH            50 43   76 91 46 36   67 78 34 28   54 71 31 26   58 77 30 26
PWind Dir         S       S     S       S    SW       S    NE       E     E
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC SC   SC SC SC SC   FW FW FW SC   SC SC SC SC   SC SC SC SC
PoP 12hr         20      20    10      10    20      10    20      20    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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