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National Weather Service Lubbock TX
305 AM CDT Sun Apr 15 2018

TXZ024-152215-
Caprock RAWS-Briscoe TX
34.41N 101.05W Elev. 2561 ft
305 AM CDT Sun Apr 15 2018

Date             Sun 04/15/18            Mon 04/16/18            Tue 04/17/18
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                      72          41          88          58          91
Temp          36 32 45 60 70 71 56 49 44 41 55 76 86 86 70 66 61 58 70 86 91 88
Dewpt         10 14 17 21 22 20 24 24 24 25 30 26 23 18 25 31 36 38 32 16 12  6
Min/Max RH                   13          49           7          49           6
RH            33 47 32 22 17 14 29 37 44 52 38 16 10  8 18 26 39 46 25  7  5  4
Wind Dir      NW NW NW  N  W SW SE  S  S SE  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW SW SW SW
Wind Spd       5  8  8  5  4  4  5  4  4  4  9 13 19 17 13 19 20 16 16 21 26 25
Clouds        CL CL CL CL CL CL CL FW FW CL CL FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW CL
Clouds(%)      1  3  1  1  1  1  3 10  7  5  2  6  8  9  9 15 16 16 13  9  8  5
PoP 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Fire Weather                                    A  A  A                 A  A  A
Freeze         W  W
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  2     2     3     5     5     5     5     5     5     5
Mix Hgt              5800  9600  5900   100  7400 13200  7200   400  8000 10500
T Wind Dir             NW     W     S     S     S    SW     S    SW    SW    SW
T Wind Spd             12    11     6     3    11    28    19    19    24    42
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  5  6  1  2  0  0  2  6  8  8


Date          Wed 04/18/18  Thu 04/19/18  Fri 04/20/18  Sat 04/21/18
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    74      45    76      53    70      47    70
Temp          64 49 66 72   52 45 70 72   57 53 67 67   53 47 65 67
Dewpt         10 17 15 10   18 25 30 31   37 46 48 44   38 41 34 29
Max/Min RH       29    10      57    25     100    40      55    21
RH            12 28 14  9   26 45 22 22   46 76 51 43   57 79 32 24
PWind Dir        NW     N       E    SE      SE     S      SW    NW
Wind Char       15>   <15     <15   <15     15>   15>     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW CL CL CL   CL FW FW SC   B1 B1 B2 B1   B1 SC SC FW
PoP 12hr          0     0       0    10      20    40      20     5

$$

TXZ026-152215-
Childress-Childress TX
34.43N 100.28W Elev. 1952 ft
305 AM CDT Sun Apr 15 2018

Date             Sun 04/15/18            Mon 04/16/18            Tue 04/17/18
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                      72          39          89          60          93
Temp          36 31 44 60 70 71 56 48 43 39 54 76 86 87 73 69 63 60 70 86 92 91
Dewpt         14 13 14 16 20 24 24 24 26 25 30 32 29 28 32 34 39 37 40 25 13 14
Min/Max RH                   14          62          12          49           8
RH            40 47 29 18 15 17 29 38 50 57 40 20 13 12 22 28 41 42 33 11  5  6
Wind Dir      NW NW  N  N NW  W SE SE SE  E SE  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW SW SW SW
Wind Spd       6  9 11  9  5  5  8  6  5  6 11 14 19 18 16 18 18 14 16 21 26 25
Clouds        CL CL CL CL CL CL CL FW CL CL CL CL FW FW FW FW SC FW FW FW FW FW
Clouds(%)      1  5  1  1  1  1  5  9  2  4  3  5  7 10 12 23 31 23 18 17 14  9
PoP 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Fire Weather                                                            A  A  A
Freeze         W  W
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  2     2     3     4     5     5     5     5     5     5
Mix Hgt              4300  7400  4300     0  3100  9600  4000   400  8100 12700
T Wind Dir             NW     W    SE     E    SE    SW     S    SW    SW    SW
T Wind Spd             12    11     6     4    11    27    21    16    19    42
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  3  3  1  1  0  0  2  5  7  7


Date          Wed 04/18/18  Thu 04/19/18  Fri 04/20/18  Sat 04/21/18
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          51    76      46    77      54    71      50    71
Temp          68 51 69 74   55 46 72 75   57 54 67 68   56 50 67 69
Dewpt         13 17 21 17   21 27 32 33   39 47 50 47   44 46 41 33
Max/Min RH       23    12      55    21     100    54      78    24
RH            12 26 16 11   26 46 23 22   50 77 54 46   64 86 39 27
PWind Dir         W     N       E    SE      SE    SE       S    NW
Wind Char       15>   <15     <15   <15     15>   15>     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW CL CL CL   CL FW FW SC   B1 B2 B2 B1   B1 B1 SC SC
PoP 12hr          0     0       0     5      20    50      40    10

$$

TXZ043-152215-
Jayton RAWS-Kent TX
33.23N 100.57W Elev. 1905 ft
305 AM CDT Sun Apr 15 2018

Date             Sun 04/15/18            Mon 04/16/18            Tue 04/17/18
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                      72          45          90          61          93
Temp          37 34 50 62 70 72 57 52 48 45 63 81 89 87 73 69 63 61 70 86 92 90
Dewpt         13 17 15 17 18 20 22 24 25 28 35 33 28 26 35 35 39 43 43 28 17 16
Min/Max RH                   10          52          11          60           7
RH            36 51 25 17 14 14 25 33 41 52 35 18 11 11 25 29 40 51 37 12  6  6
Wind Dir      NW NW  N  N  W  S SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW SW SW SW
Wind Spd       4  4  8  4  4  4  6  6  5  4 12 17 19 18 14 14 14 13 17 20 23 23
Clouds        CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL FW FW FW FW SC FW SC FW FW
Clouds(%)      1  2  1  1  1  1  1  2  3  2  2  3  2  6 10 16 18 27 18 27  9 14
PoP 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Fire Weather                                                            A  A  A
Freeze         W  W
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  2     3     3     4     5     5     5     5     5     5
Mix Hgt              5100  7300  4400   100  4600  9700  4000   500  7600 11200
T Wind Dir             NW     W    SE     S    SW    SW     S    SW    SW    SW
T Wind Spd             11     9     8     5    16    29    23    17    25    42
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  3  4  1  0  0  0  0  3  5  6


Date          Wed 04/18/18  Thu 04/19/18  Fri 04/20/18  Sat 04/21/18
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          54    76      49    79      57    77      52    74
Temp          69 54 70 74   56 49 73 76   61 58 72 74   61 52 68 71
Dewpt         21 19 21 16   24 29 31 33   43 51 52 48   44 42 36 31
Max/Min RH       31    10      57    22      96    43      69    19
RH            16 26 15 11   29 46 22 20   51 78 50 40   54 70 30 23
PWind Dir         W     N       E    SE      SE     S       S    NW
Wind Char       <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   15>     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW CL CL CL   CL FW FW SC   B1 B2 B2 B1   B1 SC FW FW
PoP 12hr          0     0       0     5      20    50      30     5

$$

TXZ035-152215-
Lubbock-Lubbock TX
33.67N 101.82W Elev. 3280 ft
305 AM CDT Sun Apr 15 2018

Date             Sun 04/15/18            Mon 04/16/18            Tue 04/17/18
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                      71          44          88          56          89
Temp          35 34 48 61 70 71 58 51 47 44 60 79 87 86 72 65 60 56 70 84 89 86
Dewpt         13 16 17 19 18 18 20 21 24 25 29 25 19 14 25 31 35 34 29 16 10  7
Min/Max RH                   12          49           7          45           6
RH            40 47 28 19 14 13 23 30 40 47 31 14  8  7 17 27 39 43 22  8  5  5
Wind Dir      NW NW  N  W SW  S SE  S  S  S  S  S SW SW  S  S SW SW SW SW SW SW
Wind Spd       4  5  6  4  8  9  9 10  9  8 14 18 20 20 16 19 16 13 17 24 28 28
Clouds        CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL FW FW CL CL FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW
Clouds(%)      1  5  1  1  3  2  1  4  2  6  9  4  2 13  8  9  9 14 13  8  9  7
PoP 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Obvis                                                                  BD BD BD
Fire Weather                                    A  A  A                 A  A  A
Freeze         W  W
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  2     3     3     5     5     5     5     5     5     5
Mix Hgt              5200  7300  4200   100  4800 12300  6500   400  6100 10000
T Wind Dir             NW    SW     S     S    SW    SW     S    SW    SW     W
T Wind Spd              6    10     9     9    18    28    17    16    23    44
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  5  6  1  1  0  0  2  6  8  8


Date          Wed 04/18/18  Thu 04/19/18  Fri 04/20/18  Sat 04/21/18
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    73      47    75      54    74      46    71
Temp          63 48 65 71   54 48 68 72   58 54 69 71   53 46 65 68
Dewpt         10 14 14 11   20 26 32 37   42 49 46 38   33 34 31 22
Max/Min RH       30     9      58    29     100    14      49    17
RH            12 25 13  9   26 43 26 28   55 83 43 30   46 63 28 17
PWind Dir         W    NE      SE    SE       S     S      SW    NW
Wind Char       15>   <15     <15   15>     15>   15>     15>   15>
Avg Clouds    CL CL CL CL   CL FW SC B1   B1 B1 B1 B1   SC SC FW FW
PoP 12hr          0     0       0    10      30    30      10     5

$$

TXZ031-152215-
Matador RAWS-Cottle TX
34.13N 100.42W Elev. 1900 ft
305 AM CDT Sun Apr 15 2018

Date             Sun 04/15/18            Mon 04/16/18            Tue 04/17/18
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          41          91          60          94
Temp          35 31 47 61 71 73 58 51 46 41 59 79 89 89 75 68 63 60 71 88 94 91
Dewpt         13 14 14 18 20 22 24 24 25 25 32 31 28 26 33 34 38 40 40 25 14 13
Min/Max RH                   13          57          10          55           7
RH            40 50 27 18 14 15 27 35 44 54 36 18 11 10 22 28 39 47 33 10  5  6
Wind Dir      NW NW  N  N NW  W SE SE SE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW SW SW SW
Wind Spd       6  8 10  6  4  4  8  5  4  5  9 14 19 18 16 18 18 14 16 20 25 25
Clouds        CL CL CL CL CL CL CL FW CL CL CL CL FW FW FW FW SC FW FW FW FW FW
Clouds(%)      1  4  1  1  1  1  4 10  1  3  2  4 10 13 10 23 35 23 18 20 11 10
PoP 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Fire Weather                                                            A  A  A
Freeze         W  W
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  2     2     3     4     5     5     5     5     5     5
Mix Hgt              4400  8200  5400   200  3600 10500  4100   500  8000 12400
T Wind Dir             NW     W     S    SE     S    SW     S    SW    SW    SW
T Wind Spd             14    11     8     5    12    28    24    20    21    43
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  4  5  1  2  0  0  2  3  8  8


Date          Wed 04/18/18  Thu 04/19/18  Fri 04/20/18  Sat 04/21/18
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          52    77      46    79      55    73      51    72
Temp          69 52 70 75   55 46 72 76   60 55 69 70   58 51 67 70
Dewpt         14 20 20 14   21 28 31 31   39 47 50 47   44 44 38 32
Max/Min RH       29    10      58    21     100    48      73    21
RH            12 28 15 10   26 49 22 19   46 76 49 43   62 79 35 24
PWind Dir         W     N       E    SE      SE    SE       S    NW
Wind Char       15>   <15     <15   <15     <15   15>     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW CL CL CL   CL FW FW SC   B1 B2 B2 B1   B1 B1 SC SC
PoP 12hr          0     0       0     5      20    50      40    10

$$

TXZ029-152215-
Plainview-Hale TX
34.18N 101.71W Elev. 3372 ft
305 AM CDT Sun Apr 15 2018

Date             Sun 04/15/18            Mon 04/16/18            Tue 04/17/18
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                      69          41          86          53          88
Temp          31 29 44 59 67 67 53 48 44 41 59 77 84 84 67 63 58 53 68 83 88 84
Dewpt         12 16 19 20 20 19 22 22 24 25 29 23 18 10 22 27 33 32 27 14  9  7
Min/Max RH                   13          53           6          48           6
RH            44 57 36 21 16 16 29 35 45 52 32 13  9  6 18 25 39 44 21  7  5  5
Wind Dir      NW NW NW NW  W SW  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW  S  S SW SW SW SW SW SW
Wind Spd       3  4  6  5  6  6  5  8  6  6 13 16 18 17 13 16 13 12 16 23 27 26
Clouds        CL CL CL CL CL CL CL FW CL FW CL CL FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW CL
Clouds(%)      1  1  1  1  1  1  1  8  2  7  4  5  6 15 11 10  8  9 10  7  8  5
PoP 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Obvis                                                                  BD BD BD
Fire Weather                                    A  A  A                 A  A  A
Freeze         W  W
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  2     3     3     5     5     5     5     5     5     5
Mix Hgt              6200  8100  4700   200  8300 12900  7300   300  6600  9900
T Wind Dir             NW     W     S     S    SW    SW    SW    SW    SW    SW
T Wind Spd             10    11     9    10    19    29    17    14    24    44
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  5  6  1  0  0  0  2  6  8  8


Date          Wed 04/18/18  Thu 04/19/18  Fri 04/20/18  Sat 04/21/18
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    71      44    74      51    70      44    69
Temp          59 44 64 69   51 45 68 70   56 51 66 66   50 44 64 66
Dewpt          8 17 13 11   18 25 30 35   38 46 43 36   34 34 29 25
Max/Min RH       35     9      58    30     100    13      53    19
RH            13 33 13 10   27 46 24 28   51 82 43 32   53 68 27 21
PWind Dir        NW    NE      SE     S       S     S      SW    NW
Wind Char       15>   <15     <15   15>     15>   15>     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    CL CL CL CL   CL FW FW SC   B1 B1 B1 B1   B1 SC FW FW
PoP 12hr          0     0       0    10      30    30      20     5

$$

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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