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Last Map Update: Mon, Jan. 20, 2020 at 7:13:27 pm CST

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Light southerly breezes and increasing cloud cover will help keep temperatures relatively mild for the middle of winter. Temperatures will bottom out in the lower to middle 30s for most spots.
Precipitation will expand from west to east Tuesday afternoon and evening. Temperatures across the northwestern South Plains may cool just enough to allow snow to mix in at times. Little to no snow accumulation is expected. Elsewhere, a cold rain will prevail.
Tuesday will be cool, cloudy and becoming wet during the afternoon and evening. Highs will be mostly in the 40s.
Widespread light rainfall (and perhaps a few pockets of snow across the northwestern South Plains) will affect the region between Tuesday afternoon and early Wednesday morning. Rain totals of 1/10 to 1/4 of an inch are expected to be common.

 

 

 

 Current Weather Observations...
Location Time
(CST)
Weather Vsby.
(SM)
Temp.
(ºF)
Dewpt.
(ºF)
Hum.
(%)
Wind
(mph)
Wind Chill / Heat Index
(ºF)
Pres.
(in)
Lubbock TX18:53Mostly Cloudy10482336S 943 [WC]30.37
Childress TX18:53Clear10462441S 742 [WC]30.40
Plainview TX18:55Clear10392454SSE 634 [WC]30.37
Hereford TX18:55Clear7462849S 3-30.37
Clovis NM18:56Clear10372561SSW 632 [WC]30.37
Tucumcari NM18:53Clear10412450SSW 736 [WC]30.32
Amarillo TX18:53Clear10412144S 835 [WC]30.35
Dalhart TX18:53Clear10382661S 533 [WC]30.34
Pampa TX18:55Clear10422347S 737 [WC]30.38
Altus OK18:55Clear10443160SSE 640 [WC]30.43
Vernon TX18:55Clear10473154SSE 643 [WC]30.43
Abilene TX18:52Clear10502131SSW 5-30.42
Sweetwater TX18:35Clear10502436CALM-30.43
Big Springs TX18:55Clear10442545E 640 [WC]30.39
Midland TX18:53Clear10472541SE 644 [WC]30.37
Hobbs NM18:50Mostly Cloudy10412144ESE 736 [WC]30.37
Carlsbad NM18:53Clear10452239SSE 641 [WC]30.36
Albuquerque NM18:52Overcast10462238W 3-30.32
Dallas/Fort Worth TX18:53Clear10482642ESE 5-30.45
Houston TX18:53Mostly Clear10542735ENE 8-30.48
Austin TX18:53Mostly Clear10432957ENE 639 [WC]30.47

Local Weather History For January 20th...
1983 (20th-21st): An incredible snowstorm paralyzed almost all of the Texas Panhandle and South Plains from the 20th
through the 21st. This was undoubtedly the largest storm in some time to drop in excess of eight inches of snow over such
an aerial extent of the Panhandle and South Plains. The heavy wet snow shattered snowfall records in Lubbock after 16.3
inches accumulated by the 21st! Snow on the ground prior to this storm created a deep snow pack of 25.0 inches at the
Lubbock Airport. Plainview measured 18 inches with up to 15 inches observed in Dalhart. Prior to the snow, sleet and
freezing rain fell over the region resulting in extremely slick roads. Surprisingly, there were no casualties reported,
but property losses were estimated in the several millions of dollars. Ground and air travel were ground to a halt
stranding many persons. The very wet snow also crushed in numerous roofs of homes and buildings and also overloaded trees
that subsequently fell on power lines knocking out power to several rural communities. Since this storm hit on a Thursday
and Friday, school kids were perhaps the most elated as they received a four-day weekend to play in the historic snow.