Precip totals and rebounding temperatures!

Daybreak Today - Weather, Oct. 29

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - UPDATED AT 10:21 AM CDT - What a difference a day makes. There are no winter weather highlights - warnings, advisories, or watches - for the KCBD viewing area. And it’s going to get warmer. Quite a bit warmer. For a while.

The day’s strongest winds are behind us. Overnight gusts between 50 and 60 mph were recorded. Still, this morning will be on the windy side, cold, and with a few clouds.

Viewing area temperatures have been above freezing this morning. No serious travel issues are reported or expected. You can, however, anticipate some wet pavement.

This afternoon will be sunny, winds will gradually become light, and it will be warmer. Highs will range from the upper 40s to the upper 50s. Most of the area see highs from about 50 to 55 degrees.

Clear and cold tonight with a light wind. Lows from the upper 20s northwest to mid-30s southeast.

Sunshine and light winds start our Friday. After a cold early morning, near freezing, temperatures will peak in the 60s. I expect a slight afternoon breeze.

Partly cloudy skies return Saturday, which is a Game Day and Halloween. Temperatures in the Lubbock area will climb from near 40 early to the 70s in the afternoon. Very mild weather for Halloween and football.

A cold front arriving late Saturday or Saturday night will drop highs about 15 degrees from Saturday to Sunday. The front will be dry, and so will the weekend.

I do not see any signal for precipitation through at least the middle of next week.

For more of my outlook for Saturday, Game Day and Halloween, check out the forecasts here on our Weather Page and in our KCBD Weather App. Download the app for free from your play or app store.

"Fall Back” weekend

Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends Saturday night when we revert to Standard Time (CST). 2 AM CDT Sunday becomes 1 AM CST Sunday. Perhaps you’ll be able to enjoy an extra hour of sleep.

If you still have timepieces which need to be manually adjusted, you may want to take care of them before bed Saturday. Also, the time change is a good time to replace batteries in smoke and CO2 detectors.

Temperature Record

Lubbock’s low yesterday was 31°. Not a record for the date. That remains 25°, set on October 28, 1925 and tied on the date in 1970.

The high of 38°, however, was another min-max record. The coolest high temperature for any October 28 in Lubbock’s record, which dates from 1911. The previous October 28 record was 41° set in 1969. By the way, Wednesday’s high (38°) didn’t happen until one minute before midnight.

In case you missed it, the high of 33° on Monday (also Tuesday) was the earliest occurrence of such a cold high temperature. In Lubbock’s record.

Precipitation Totals

Precipitation, the liquid from all forms - liquid, freezing, frozen, recently at the Lubbock airport totaled 0.77″. The total for October is 0.78″, which is 1.15″ below the average for the entire month. The total for the year so far is 11.39″, which is 5.98″ below the average to date. Last year the to-date total was 22.67″.

Event totals in and near the KCBD viewing area from the Texas Tech West Texas Mesonet, in inches:

1.95 ESTELLINE 3SSE

1.93 KNOX CITY 3NW

1.88 LAKE ALAN HENRY 1NW

1.70 HACKBERRY 2 SSE

1.52 SNYDER 3E

1.52 VIGO PARK

1.44 3NNW MCADOO

1.42 SNYDER 3SSW

1.31 MEMPHIS 1NE

1.30 FLUVANNA 3WNW

1.29 GUTHRIE 10WSW

1.16 ASPERMONT 3NE

1.15 SILVERTON 7ESE

1.12 SPUR 1W

1.07 REESE CENTER

1.06 AIKEN 3WSW

1.05 FLOYDADA 2NNE

1.04 PLAINVIEW 1S

1.04 SOUTH PLAINS 3ENE

1.01 TULIA 2ENE

0.97 WHITE RIVER LAKE 6NW

0.92 SLATON 2NE

0.90 JAYTON 1SSE

0.90 ROARING SPRINGS 3N

0.87 GAIL 2ESE

0.86 TAHOKA 3NNE

0.85 CHILDRESS 2NNE

0.82 ABERNATHY 5ENE

0.82 POST 1NE

0.81 HAPPY 1E

0.78 LUBBOCK 3WNW TTU

0.74 FRIONA 2NE

0.72 MULESHOE 2SSW

0.66 BROWNFIELD 2S

0.66 EARTH 9WSW

0.62 MORTON 1ENE

0.62 NEW HOME

0.62 SMYER

0.61 OLTON 6S

0.59 O’DONNELL 1N

0.58 GRAHAM 5SSW

0.57 WOLFFORTH 6SSW

0.56 HART 3N

0.54 DIMMITT 2NE

0.54 RALLS 1SE

0.53 ANTON 6SSW

0.47 LAMESA 2SE

0.40 SUNDOWN 8WSW

0.39 AMHERST 1NE

0.37 LEVELLAND 4S

0.35 WELCH

0.31 SEAGRAVES 1SW

0.29 SEMINOLE 2NNE

0.25 TATUM NM 2SW

0.22 DENVER CITY 7WNW

0.20 PLAINS 3N

0.10 HOBBS NM 5NW

Event totals from National Weather Service Cooperative Observers, in inches:

1.04 Ransom Canyon ENE

0.91 Dickens 2W

0.75 Childress 6E

0.63 Shallowater 2W

0.02 Lubbock 6SW

The characters following the communities above refer to the weather station location in miles and the direction from the community’s center. Typically, that’s the Courthouse or City Hall, sometimes the downtown or business district. " TAHOKA 3NNE" is the station approximately three miles north-northeast of the center of Tahoka. Rainfall in Tahoka may have been less or greater.

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