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Last Map Update: Thu, Dec. 8, 2022 at 11:51:05 pm CST

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Tonight will be partly cloudy with lows ranging from near 30 degrees across the northwest to the middle 40s southeast.
Increasing cloud cover is expected tomorrow as south winds bring additional moisture into the region. Light rain may develop in the southern South Plains and southern Rolling Plains in the late morning, expanding farther north in the afternoon and early evening.
Check out the rainfall totals from December 7, 2022. This map is experimental and was generated with various observational data including measurements from COOP observers and West Texas Mesonets. Overall, about 0.1" to 0.3" of rain fell across the area with a few banded areas of higher amounts near 0.3" to 0.6". Across the southern Rolling Plains, a few areas received around a total of 1" of rainfall.

 

 

 

 Current Weather Observations...
Location Time
(CST)
Weather Vsby.
(SM)
Temp.
(ºF)
Dewpt.
(ºF)
Hum.
(%)
Wind
(mph)
Wind Chill / Heat Index
(ºF)
Pres.
(in)
Lubbock TX22:53Mostly Clear10464079NNW 9G1741 [WC]30.18
Childress TX22:53Clear10484176WSW 943 [WC]30.16
Plainview TX23:30Clear10383383WSW 3-30.18
Hereford TX23:30Clear10322268SW 824 [WC]30.20
Clovis NM22:56Clear10392045W 932 [WC]30.22
Tucumcari NM22:53Clear10361745WSW 1227 [WC]30.17
Amarillo TX22:53Clear10361949SSW 1227 [WC]30.16
Dalhart TX22:53Clear1033732NNW 1024 [WC]30.19
Pampa TX23:35Clear10393071SE 932 [WC]30.19
Altus OK23:35Mist4464490N 643 [WC]30.17
Vernon TX23:35Clear5535298W 7-30.14
Abilene TX22:52Clear8595793S 6-30.15
Sweetwater TX23:35Partly Cloudy10595585NNW 7-30.19
Big Spring TX23:30Clear10565391SSE 3-30.17
Midland TX22:53Clear10565183CALM-30.17
Hobbs NM23:35Clear10444187N 739 [WC]30.20
Carlsbad NM22:53Clear10523961CALM-30.17
Albuquerque NM22:52Mostly Clear10362256WSW 630 [WC]30.28
Dallas/Fort Worth TX23:15Mist3676696NNW 7-30.09
Houston TX22:53Mist6696896CALM-30.15
Austin TX23:27Mostly Cloudy10666493WSW 5-30.14

Local Weather History For December 8th...
1999 (8th-9th): After a winter storm on the 4th, another system entered the South Plains early this morning. Cold air was
already in place as the storm approached West Texas as a cold front had moved through the area on the 8th. Snow developed
over the counties bordering New Mexico as the system approached from the west during the late evening of the 8th and the
snow increased in coverage and intensity on the 9th. The atmosphere was moist and unstable with this system, resulting in
a considerable amount of thundersnow with snow rates up to two inches per hour. Accumulations of four to six inches
occurred in Parmer, Castro, Swisher, Lamb, Hale, Hockley, and Lubbock Counties with one to three inches widespread across
the remainder of the Southern Panhandle and South Plains. Roads were closed in portions of Castro and Parmer Counties with
drifts reportedly 4 feet high. The snowpack remained in Castro County for several days after the storm moved out of the
area.