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The National Weather Service in Lubbock issues Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAFs) for three airfields within our area of responsibility. 

These are:

  • KLBB Lubbock Preston Smith International 
  • KPVW Plainview / Hale County 
  • KCDS Childress Municipal

In addition, there are two additional AWOS stations in our area which do not have TAF services:

  • KLLN Levelland
  • 6TE6 Guthrie 6666 Ranch (PVT)

There are many resources to obtain the current observation (METAR) and TAF, the newly redesigned site is a fantastic resource for pilots.  Be sure to check out the graphical page too with the ability to plot your route alongside meteorological information and vertical cross sections.  Of course, standard briefings are also available from Leidos Flight Service.


At the Lubbock Forecast Office, we recognize that a large percentage of operations include Part 91 General Aviation in addition to Part 135 (Air Taxi) and Part 121 (Air Carrier).  We understand that every flight is important for the aircrew, passengers, and the families awaiting their safe return.  With this in mind, during your pre-flight planning process, if our office may contribute to your understanding of the weather of the day, please do not hesitate to give us a call M-F 700a - 430p at (806) 745-4260.  You'll be connected to an on-duty meteorologist who can answer those tough what-if, possible scenario, and most likely types of questions.  We are here to help!  Please realize that while we can provide meteorological insight based on years of experience, it is ultimately the pilot-in-command who must bear the go/no-go decision.

Airfield Info

Please reference the current Chart Supplement Edition for flight planning


KLBB Lubbock Preston Smith International

ASOS-ATIS 125.300 Tel (806) 766-6432


KPVW Plainview / Hale County

AWOS 119.675 Tel (806) 291-8679


KCDS Childress Municipal

ASOS 135.125 Tel (806) 766-6432


KLLN Levelland Municipal

AWOS 121.125 Tel (806) 897-4770


6TE6 Guthrie 6666 Ranch Airport

AWOS 120.2 Tel (806) 596-4616