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Last Map Update: Wed, Oct. 20, 2021 at 11:35:50 pm CDT

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It should start out mostly cloudy for most areas Thursday morning as moisture returns to the area. Clouds will begin to break up during the day, and most locations should see high temperatures in the middle to upper 70s. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms may develop late in the day - mainly in the southern Rolling Plains.
It will be another mild overnight lows will be mostly in the 50s, with the usual cooler spots dropping into the 40s. Stratus clouds are expected to develop and expand across much of the area early Thursday morning.




 Current Weather Observations...
Location Time
Weather Vsby.
Wind Chill / Heat Index
Lubbock TX22:53Clear10533652E 7-30.19
Childress TX22:53Clear10593845E 6-30.18
Plainview TX23:15Clear10503454E 5-30.20
Hereford TX23:15Clear10523553SSE 7-30.22
Clovis NM22:56Clear10533346ESE 5-30.23
Tucumcari NM10:53Clear10553343E 12-30.25
Amarillo TX22:53Clear10523450ESE 13-30.20
Dalhart TX22:53Clear10483151ESE 943 [WC]30.22
Pampa TX23:15Clear10513758ESE 7-30.23
Altus OK23:15Clear10604353ENE 8-30.19
Vernon TX23:15Clear4564669NNE 5-30.17
Abilene TX22:52Clear10685870E 7-30.14
Sweetwater TX23:15Clear10655159NE 8-30.19
Big Spring TX23:15Clear10686176CALM-30.16
Midland TX22:53Clear10685870E 3-30.16
Hobbs NM23:15Clear10593235E 8-30.19
Carlsbad NM22:53Clear10613131WSW 10-30.14
Albuquerque NM22:52Mostly Clear10562327NE 5-30.28
Dallas/Fort Worth TX22:53Mostly Clear10746573S 5-30.07
Houston TX22:53Mostly Cloudy10757187CALM-30.08
Austin TX22:53Mostly Clear106464100CALM-30.09

Local Weather History For October 20th...
2011: A storm system moving out of the Rockies sent a powerful cold front through the southern Texas Panhandle, South
Plains, and Rolling Plains during the early evening hours of the 17th. The cold front received a large acceleration
southward due to convective virga near Hereford and soon began surging south at 55 mph into the South Plains. Extreme
pressure rises behind this front on the South Plains created a widespread high wind event along with an extremely vivid
and dangerous haboob. Visible satellite images estimated the length of the haboob to be around 250 miles extending from
eastern New Mexico through the South Plains. Visibilities were reduced to between zero and 1/4 of a mile across much of
the South Plains. Widespread damage was also observed with the most extensive damage in the Lubbock area. The haboob
generated national media interest and was compared to historic photos of similar events during the "dirty 30s"
and the dust storms of the 1950s. Total economic damages were estimated at $25M. Parmer County saw some trees and tree
limbs down in the city of Friona. Power lines, trees, and a barn roof were blown down in Castro County. An irrigation
pivot was overturned in Lamb County. Power outages were reported across Bailey County. Power lines were blown down in Hale
County. In Hockley County, trees and power lines were blown down as well as a roof blown off of a gas station. Power lines
were blown down in Yoakum County. Trees and power lines were blown down in Terry County in the city of Brownfield. In the
city of Post in Garza County, street signs, fences and trees were blown down as well as shed and patio roofs blown off.
Numerous power outages were reported around the city of Lubbock. Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport also
sustained heavy damages. There was damage to the air traffic control tower as well as the airport fire station.
Additionally, one wildfire was intensified by the severe winds in Garza county. Smoke from this wildfire caused the
closure of US Highway 84 between County Road 220 and Highway 380. A list of severe wind gusts measured by the Texas Tech
University West Texas Mesonet, KVII-TV Schoolnet, and Automated Surface Observing Systems follows: 71 mph at Friona, 77
mph at Dimmitt, 66 mph at Hart, 61 mph at Muleshoe, 68 mph at Amherst, 66 mph at Olton, 59 mph at Plainview, 58 mph at
Abernathy, 60 mph at Morton, 69 mph at Anton, 74 mph at Lubbock, 71 mph at Slaton, 60 mph at Wolfforth, 65 mph at Plains,
60 mph at Brownfield, and 75 mph at Post.