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Last Map Update: Wed, May. 18, 2022 at 12:29:25 am CDT

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After a slight chance of evening storms off the Caprock, mild temperatures are expected overnight with gradually diminishing breezes.
Another hot day is on the way for Wednesday with clear skies expected area-wide. While temperatures will soar into the 100s across the Rolling Plains, an increasing northerly breeze will hold temperatures in the 90s across much of the South Plains and the southern Panhandle.

 

 

 

 Current Weather Observations...
Location Time
(CDT)
Weather Vsby.
(SM)
Temp.
(ºF)
Dewpt.
(ºF)
Hum.
(%)
Wind
(mph)
Wind Chill / Heat Index
(ºF)
Pres.
(in)
Lubbock TX23:53Mostly Clear10834122S 15-29.84
Childress TX23:53Clear10884018E 8-29.77
Plainview TX23:50Clear10693225SSW 6-29.83
Hereford TX23:55Clear10642421SSW 6-29.86
Clovis NM23:56Clear10671714SSW 9-29.91
Tucumcari NM23:53Clear10721410W 7-29.83
Amarillo TX23:53Clear10732013WSW 9-29.82
Dalhart TX23:53Clear7643837SW 7-29.82
Pampa TX23:55Clear10725555SE 8-29.84
Altus OK23:55Clear10815947ESE 16G24-29.81
Vernon TX23:55Partly Cloudy10835841ESE 14-29.80
Abilene TX23:52Clear10875027SSE 18G30-29.83
Sweetwater TX23:55Clear10874623S 18-29.89
Big Spring TX23:55Clear10864523S 16-29.85
Midland TX23:53Clear10854121SSW 14-29.89
Hobbs NM23:55Clear107756WSW 14-29.89
Carlsbad NM23:53Clear107267WSW 10-29.87
Albuquerque NM23:52Clear107766NW 8-30.02
Dallas/Fort Worth TX23:53Mostly Clear10836452S 16G30-29.83
Houston TX23:53Mostly Clear10786973S 9-29.94
Austin TX00:09Mostly Cloudy10757084S 14-29.92

Local Weather History For May 17th...
1977: After a localized outbreak of severe storms with large hail, high winds and tornadoes in the central and northern
Texas Panhandle the day prior, a regional outbreak of tornadic supercells impacted the South Plains and Panhandle from
late this afternoon into the evening. Beginning on the 16th, the weather pattern favored an active sloshing dryline that
would remain in the region for four more days. Of the eight tornadoes confirmed this day, the most significant struck the
northwest section of Plainview at 6:10 PM. A 1/2 mile section of the city suffered losses estimated between $150,000 and
$200,000. Twenty-six homes and one mobile home were damaged, the antenna to the KVOP radio station was snapped, Lakeside
Grade School suffered extensive roof damage, and numerous fences and utility lines were downed. Fortunately, no injuries
occurred. Other less-destructive tornadoes were reported farther north in the Panhandle. Just over two hours later,
another tornado occurred within sight of Plainview residents; this time remaining over open country eight miles southeast
of Plainview.