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Last Map Update: Wed, Jul. 17, 2019 at 6:21:58 am CDT

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HOT weather continues today. Highs will generally range from the upper 90s to 102 degrees. A slight chance for thunderstorms will develop this afternoon and evening across the western South Plains and southwest Texas Panhandle.
Upper ridging will continue to flex its muscles across the region, meaning the heat will go on. Highs Thursday will range from the upper 90s to lower triple digits.

 

 

 

 Current Weather Observations...
Location Time
(CDT)
Weather Vsby.
(SM)
Temp.
(ºF)
Dewpt.
(ºF)
Hum.
(%)
Wind
(mph)
Wind Chill / Heat Index
(ºF)
Pres.
(in)
Lubbock TX05:53Mostly Cloudy10776464SSW 12-30.03
Childress TX05:53Clear10786564S 12-29.95
Plainview TX05:55Clear10716271SSW 7-30.04
Hereford TX05:55Clear10756058SSW 9-30.05
Clovis NM05:56Clear10715863SSW 9-30.08
Tucumcari NM05:53Clear10695970SSW 8-30.00
Amarillo TX05:53Clear10746163SSW 15G25-30.00
Dalhart TX05:53Clear10715658S 12-30.01
Pampa TX05:55Clear10736371S 9-30.00
Altus OK05:55Clear10806866SSE 8-29.95
Vernon TX05:55Clear10816762S 12-29.94
Abilene TX05:52Clear10787281S 13-30.00
Sweetwater TX05:55Clear10776875S 12G17-30.04
Big Springs TX05:55Clear10766672SSE 14-30.04
Midland TX05:53Clear10776771SSE 13-30.02
Hobbs NM05:35Clear10756264SSE 10-30.05
Carlsbad NM05:53Clear10796256SSE 10-29.99
Albuquerque NM05:52Partly Cloudy10715863NNE 3-30.15
Dallas/Fort Worth TX05:53Partly Cloudy10797176S 16-29.98
Houston TX05:53Mostly Clear10807687CALM-30.03
Austin TX05:53Partly Cloudy10797690S 9-30.02

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.