Three of four seasons this holiday week

Noon News - Weather, Nov. 23

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - This Thanksgiving week we will see a variety of weather, likely from three of the four seasons. This story was updated to include area rain totals as of 12:30 PM CST (see below).

Fall

Today’s weather is rather typical for late November. Fog, mist, drizzle, and spotty light rain showers. Also cloudy, a little breezy, and chilly. My forecast high for Lubbock is 57°. For comparison, Lubbock’s high yesterday was 55°.

Tonight the damp and chilly conditions continue, and there may even be a few thundershowers late this evening into the early morning hours. Temperatures will remain well above freezing so any precipitation will be liquid. My forecast low for Lubbock is 50°.

Spring

Tomorrow’s weather will be more typical of March or April. I anticipate any precipitation to end before sunrise. Clearing will begin and winds will pick up.

Tuesday afternoon will be windy. Sustained speeds may approach 30 to 40 mph with gusts near 60 mph in the viewing area. In particular, the northwestern viewing area. Speeds may be about five mph lower near Lubbock and ten (or so) lower over the southeastern viewing area.

Blowing dust and areas of reduced visibility are likely, especially from late morning through sunset. Temperatures will peak in the upper 60s to low 70s.

Thanksgiving

Leading up to Thursday our weather will be dry and less windy. Wednesday will be sunny and breezy. Temperatures will begin cold, near freezing, and peak in the 60s.

Thanksgiving will be partly cloudy with quite a breezy and seasonably very warm afternoon.

I expect lows in the 30s on the Caprock and 40s off (to the east of) the Caprock. Highs will range from the mid- and upper 60s over the northwestern third or so of the viewing area to 70s elsewhere. My forecast high for Lubbock is 74°

Winter

Winter weather? Perhaps. A cold front is expected to move through the KCBD viewing area late Thursday. Behind the front Friday will be mostly cloudy, breezy, and chilly.

Currently it appears conditions may support some light showers late Friday into late Saturday, with temperatures near levels supporting a variety of wintry precipitation. Which may include flurries, freezing drizzle, or just drizzle.

Check the rain chance and temperatures for your location in our 10-Day and Weekend forecasts here on our Weather Page and in our KCBD Weather App. It’s free to download and update in your app store.

Rain Totals

The precipitation total at the Lubbock airport as of 12:30 PM CST today is 0.03″. It’s the first measurable rainfall at the site this month. The total for the month so far is 0.61″ below the average. The total for the year so far is 11.42″, which is 6.73″ below the average to date. Last year the to-date total was 23.33″.

Event totals as of 12:30 PM CST in and near the KCBD viewing area from the Texas Tech West Texas Mesonet, in inches:

0.11 Tatum NM 2SW

0.10 Dora NM 2SW

0.08 Denver City 7WNW

0.06 Hobbs NM 5NW

0.06 Muleshoe 2SSW

0.06 Andrews 2E

0.04 Earth 9WSW

0.03 Seminole 2NNE

0.03 Morton 1ENE

0.03 Friona 2NE

0.03 Sundown 8WSW

0.02 Dimmitt 2NE

0.02 Fluvanna 3WNW

0.02 Plains 3N

0.02 Smyer

0.02 Tahoka 3NNE

0.01 Hart 3N

0.01 New Home

0.01 Lamesa 2SE

0.01 O’Donnell 1N

0.01 Post 1NE

0.01 Slaton 2NE

The characters following each community above refer to the weather station location in miles and the direction from the community’s center - typically the Courthouse or City Hall, sometimes the downtown or business district. “Morton 1ENE” is the station one mile east-northeast of the center of Morton. Temperatures can vary by a few degrees from one block to another, or more than a few from one side of a community to the other. The high in Anton may differ slightly from that indicated here.

Lubbock Climatology

55°F was the high at the Lubbock airport yesterday, six degrees below the average high for the date. The November 22 record high is 82° (set in 2006).

42° has been the low reported at the Lubbock airport this morning (unofficial as of this writing). Lubbock’s November 23 average low is 33° and the high 60°. The record low for the date is minus 1° (set in 1957) and the record high 84° (set in 1965).

Today’s sunset in Lubbock is at 5:40 PM CST. Tomorrow’s sunrise is at 7:28 AM CST.

We are near the earliest sunsets of the year. For Lubbock, that is 5:39 PM CST (or 5:38 PM, depending on exact location) around December 3 and 4.

Copyright 2020 KCBD. All rights reserved.