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Last Map Update: Wed, Jul. 17, 2019 at 6:23:51 pm CDT

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It will be mild tonight with lows in the upper 60s to lower 70s. There is a slight chance for thunderstorms this evening across the western South Plains and southwest Texas Panhandle.
Above average temperatures will persist at least through Saturday. Highs will be mainly in the upper 90s west to around 105 east. Lows will be mainly in the upper 60s and 70s.

 

 

 

 Current Weather Observations...
Location Time
(CDT)
Weather Vsby.
(SM)
Temp.
(ºF)
Dewpt.
(ºF)
Hum.
(%)
Wind
(mph)
Wind Chill / Heat Index
(ºF)
Pres.
(in)
Lubbock TX17:53Towering Cumulus Clouds Observed10955627S 1793 [HI]29.96
Childress TX17:53Clear10996330S 15G24101 [HI]29.89
Plainview TX17:55Clear10925731SSW 12G1791 [HI]29.96
Hereford TX17:55Clear10975423S 17G2595 [HI]29.97
Clovis NM17:56Partly Cloudy10965626SSW 17G2495 [HI]29.99
Tucumcari NM17:53Clear101005421SSW 16G2298 [HI]29.89
Amarillo TX17:53Clear10945628S 16G2492 [HI]29.94
Dalhart TX17:53Clear101015320SSW 21G3599 [HI]29.91
Pampa TX17:55Clear10965424S 21G2594 [HI]29.93
Altus OK17:55Partly Cloudy10986432S 15G23101 [HI]29.90
Vernon TX17:55Partly Cloudy101006532S 20G30103 [HI]29.89
Abilene TX17:52Clear10966840S 21G29101 [HI]29.93
Sweetwater TX17:55Clear10936033SSE 15G2593 [HI]29.98
Big Springs TX09:15Clear7796767SSE 20-30.08
Midland TX17:53Clear10966435SSE 18G2598 [HI]29.93
Hobbs NM17:50Partly Cloudy10965323SE 1294 [HI]29.96
Carlsbad NM17:53Thunder In The Vicinity \ Lightning Observed10846145WSW 21G25-29.93
Albuquerque NM17:52Mostly Cloudy10914318WNW 20G30-30.07
Dallas/Fort Worth TX17:53Partly Cloudy10946842S 14G2599 [HI]29.93
Houston TX17:53Partly Cloudy10917559S 9102 [HI]29.99
Austin TX17:53Partly Cloudy10977143S 14105 [HI]29.94

Local Weather History For July 17th...
2009: Scattered thunderstorms developed over the western Texas Panhandle and the eastern plains of New Mexico late this
afternoon before evolving into a large convective complex by early evening across the western South Plains. An embedded
high-precipitation supercell developed within the complex and tracked over portions of Parmer, Bailey, and Cochran
Counties. This storm was accompanied by large hail and a broad swath of extreme winds. Damage to cotton crops and
utilities was widespread, with at least 400 electrical poles downed by the winds. The most significant structural damage
occurred in Morton, where the Texas Tech University West Texas Mesonet recorded a peak gust of 93 mph and a number of
homes and businesses sustained heavy damage. In addition, a band of severe winds developed in the wake of the departing
convection as pressure gradients increased dramatically well behind the storms. These high winds characterized by gusts up
to 70 mph resulted in tree, utility, and minor damages in Yoakum County. No injuries were reported. Total economical
losses were estimated to exceed $5.75M and some county-level authorities applied for state disaster declarations.