Lubbock, TX

54.9°F / 12.7°C
Clear
Humidity: 39%
Dew Point: 30°F / -1°C
Wind: West at 5.8 mph / 9.3 km/h
Pressure: 29.59 in / 1002 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
Clouds: Clear (CLR) : -
Yesterday's Maximum: 85°F / 29°C
Yesterday's Minimum: 44°F / 7°C
UV: 0 out of 16
Sunrise:7:22 AM CST
Sunset:6:39 PM CST
Moon Rise:5:15 AM CST
Moon Set:4:01 PM CST
Moon Phase Waning Crescent
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METAR KLBB 230853Z 22006KT 10SM CLR 10/M01 A2971 RMK AO2 SLP020 T01001011 57012
As of: 3:19 AM CST on February 23, 2017
Observed at: Coronado Area, Lubbock, TX

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Forecast

Today
partlycloudy
81° | 37°F
27° | 3°C
Friday
partlycloudy
63° | 28°F
17° | -2°C
Saturday
clear
57° | 38°F
14° | 3°C
Today is forecast to be
Cooler than yesterday.
High wind watch in effect Thursday afternoon...
Tonight
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday
Windy, sunny. Areas of blowing dust in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to west 30 to 35 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 50 mph in the late morning and afternoon.
Thursday Night
Breezy, colder. Mostly clear. Patchy blowing dust in the evening. Lows in the mid 30s. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph after midnight.
Friday
Windy. Much cooler. Sunny. Areas of blowing dust in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s.
Friday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s.
Saturday
Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s.
Sunday
Mostly sunny. Windy, warmer. Areas of blowing dust. Highs in the lower 70s.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy. Windy. Lows in the upper 30s.
Monday
Partly sunny. Breezy. Highs in the lower 70s.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy. Breezy. Lows in the mid 40s.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny. Windy. Areas of blowing dust. Highs in the mid 70s.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear. Windy, colder. Lows in the mid 30s.
Wednesday
Sunny, cooler. Highs in the lower 60s.
As of: 3:20 PM CST on February 22, 2017 from station 79409
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Scientific Forecaster Discussion

Warnings & Notices

High Wind Watch

Expires 6:00 PM CST on February 23, 2017
Statement as of 10:48 PM CST on February 22, 2017

... High wind watch remains in effect Thursday afternoon...

* timing... noon through 6 PM.

* Winds... 35 to 45 mph with gusts to 55 mph or higher.

* Impacts... areas of blowing dust will restrict visibility.
Vehicles on roads oriented north to south will experience strong
Crosswinds. Lightweight outdoor furniture or objects can be
blown around.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph... or gusts of
58 mph or more may occur. Please monitor the latest forecasts.





Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch

Expires 7:00 PM CST on February 24, 2017
Statement as of 10:48 PM CST on February 22, 2017

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 11 am to 8 PM CST
Thursday for the far southern Texas Panhandle... South Plains...
and rolling plains for 20 foot winds of 20 mph or more... relative
humidities of 15 percent or less and a very high to extreme fire
danger...

... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Friday morning
through Friday evening for the far southern Texas Panhandle...
South Plains... and rolling plains for 20 foot winds of 20 mph or
more... relative humidities of 15 percent or less and a high
danger...

The National Weather Service in Lubbock has issued a red flag
warning, which is in effect from 11 am to 8 PM CST Thursday. A
Fire Weather Watch is also in effect from Friday morning through
Friday evening.

* Wind... westerly winds at 35 to 45 mph with gusts to 55 mph on
Thursday. Northwest winds at 20 to 30 mph on Friday.

* Humidity... between 5 and 10 percent.

* Fuels... dry.

* Impacts... any fires that develop can spread rapidly. Outdoor
burning should be postponed until winds subside.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are imminent or already occurring. These conditions can create
rapid wildfire growth.






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