Friday's rainfall at the airport, Lubbock's weather station of record, was 1.16" (24 hour daily total). The Friday record rainfall for the date is 1.40" in 1981.
It was the most rain to fall at the airport in a calendar day since October 21, 2010 when 2.37" was recorded. That was nearly two years ago. And before that, since early July 2010 - 3.27 inches on July 3 and 2.19 on July 2.
Lubbock's Year-To-Date (YTD) precipitation total is 6.83 inches. At this time last year the total was 1.49". The average YTD is 12.30".
KCBD viewing area rain totals (Texas Tech Mesonet) from Friday through Sunday:
Rain chances continue across the South Plains the next few days, though rainfall will continue to be spotty. Current data indicates a slight chance of rain this afternoon with isolated thunderstorms in the area, then a better chance of rain overnight as another thunderstorm cluster drifts southeast out of New Mexico and across the KCBD viewing area.
The overnight pattern would favor the northern viewing area for rain late tonight and eastern areas early tomorrow morning.
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