A thunderstorm with heavy rain moved across much of Lubbock County early this morning, bringing much needed rainfall to the City. On the north side of Lubbock at the airport, the City's weather station of record, the rain gauge collected just over an inch of rain - bringing the Year-To-Date (YTD) total to 6.60".
While that is about 5.60" below the YTD average (12.19"), it is well above the YTD one year ago (under 1.50"). The Lubbock office of the National Weather Service reports Doppler data estimates show over one inch of rain from near Downtown Lubbock to MacKenzie Park.
It was the most rain to fall at the Lubbock airport in a calendar day since October 21, 2010, when 2.37" was recorded. That was nearly two years ago. The rainfall record for the date, August 17, is 1.40" in 1981. The airport so far today has measured 1.03".
The total at the KCBD studio near 56th and Avenue A was 0.57". The Science Spectrum along the South Loop near University 0.34". The Texas Tech Mesonet gauges on the Tech campus and at Reese Center on the west side of Lubbock remained dry. Here are the KCBD viewing area Texas Tech Mesonet 24-hour rain totals as of 10:00 AM:
There's a good chance of rain over the next 72 hours, along with somewhat cooler afternoons.
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