LUBBOCK (KCBD) - A strong cold front is moving across the South Plains. This cold spell will be the most severe here in more than a decade. It will snow, and while nearly any snow on the South Plains can be considered significant, this snow will not be exceptional. The cold will be, with wind chills dropping to 20 degrees below zero, or lower. The wind will cause blowing snow. We anticipate hazardous travel conditions developing this evening and continuing into Tuesday night or Wednesday.
This outbreak will be the coldest since January 1997 when a cold snap set the record for most consecutive hours below freezing. Temperatures may remain below freezing from Monday evening until Friday afternoon.
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