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Last Map Update: Fri, Jan. 27, 2023 at 8:24:49 am CST

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Shown here are preliminary storm total snowfall accumulations from Mon 1/23 through Wed 1/25. The heaviest snow fell across northern portions of the South Plains and Rolling Plains, with 11" observed in Matador and 9" observed near and north of Plainview. Most locations near Lubbock recorded 4" to 7", and areas across the southern Rolling Plains generally saw less than 2". Special thanks to our volunteer co-operative observers for their time and dedication!
Potential for winter weather returns early and mid next week with the passing of an Arctic front Sunday and an upper level system by mid-week. We are continuing to watch how cold the air gets to determine the precipitation type, amount of moisture present, and exact strength and timing of the upper level system mid-week. The potential for hazardous travel is possible, so stay tuned for the latest updates!
Temperatures behind an Arctic front Sunday will drop with a potential for below freezing high temperatures both Monday and Tuesday.
Milder temperatures are expected today as southwesterly breezes increase across the region. However, temperatures will be much cooler in areas where the snowpack still exists.
Temperatures will be several degrees warmer tonight thanks to a persistent southwesterly breeze.

 

 

 

 Current Weather Observations...
Location Time
(CST)
Weather Vsby.
(SM)
Temp.
(ºF)
Dewpt.
(ºF)
Hum.
(%)
Wind
(mph)
Wind Chill / Heat Index
(ºF)
Pres.
(in)
Lubbock TX07:53Mostly Clear10312268WSW 1519 [WC]30.14
Childress TX07:53Clear10292378WSW 1218 [WC]30.16
Plainview TX07:55Clear10231880WSW 1012 [WC]30.13
Hereford TX07:50Clear10201785SW 513 [WC]30.11
Clovis NM07:56Clear10211577W 109 [WC]30.11
Tucumcari NM07:53Clear1017867W 77 [WC]30.05
Amarillo TX07:53Clear10191584WSW 97 [WC]30.07
Dalhart TX07:53Clear1021549NW 910 [WC]30.08
Pampa TX07:55Clear10272280W 917 [WC]30.08
Altus OK07:55Clear10302375S 623 [WC]30.18
Vernon TX07:55Clear10292483S 622 [WC]30.20
Abilene TX07:52Clear10352361S 927 [WC]30.24
Sweetwater TX06:35Clear10473051SSW 2139 [WC]29.76
Big Spring TX07:55Clear10282174S 1018 [WC]30.21
Midland TX07:53Clear10312268SW 1022 [WC]30.20
Hobbs NM07:50Clear10211785WSW 513 [WC]30.18
Carlsbad NM07:53Clear10242187E 616 [WC]30.17
Albuquerque NM07:52Clear1018761SSE 3-30.24
Dallas/Fort Worth TX07:53Mostly Clear10342672SSW 1026 [WC]30.26
Houston TX07:53Partly Cloudy10363492CALM-30.37
Austin TX07:53Mostly Cloudy10333295CALM-30.35

Local Weather History For January 27th...
2001 (27th-28th): A strong upper level low pressure system moved from California into the Southern Rockies on the 27th.
Cold air spread into West Texas ahead of this system and the stage was set for the development of wintry precipitation as
warm and moist air was drawn up over the shallow cold air that was in place in the lowest several thousand feet of the
atmosphere. The precipitation began as freezing rain early on the 27th and by late afternoon resulted in a heavy glaze on
exposed surfaces. The freezing rain changed to snow over the northwestern South Plains and extreme southwestern Panhandle
during the night as the cold air slowly deepened. This region received between four and eight inches of snow on top of the
one quarter inch of ice before the event ended early on the 28th. The freezing rain continued across the remainder of the
South Plains, extreme southern Panhandle, and Rolling Plains into the morning hours of the 28th. Between one quarter of an
inch and one inch of glaze accumulated on exposed surfaces over much of this region. The precipitation finally changed to
snow before it ended with one to three inches accumulating on top of the heavy glaze. Some brief power outages were
reported as heavy ice brought down power poles, power lines, and trees. Total damage to property was estimated at
$250,000.