LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - With yesterday’s snow, Lubbock has reached its average snow-season total. For area-wide snow reports, see the list below (updated at 12:45 PM). The snowfall is over, but snow and ice linger. Please drive with caution.
For road conditions. Closings and delays, and the Lubbock Airport flight status board, check out our links here on our Weather Page (near the top, after closing this story). If you are on mobile, near the top of the page above the weather story there should be a circle with a plus (to the right of “Weather”). Tap it to bring up the links.
If you must travel today or tonight, allow extra time to get to your destination, reduce your speed, keep extra space between vehicles, use low-beam headlights (both night and day), and begin braking much earlier than you typically would.
Remember, 4WD/AWD helps you gain traction when moving. It does NOT give you extra stopping power - all vehicles have all-wheel brakes.
This afternoon will be sunny, winds will be light, and temperatures will peak well below average.
Highs will only be in the 30s where snow remains on the ground. Generally, that’s along and south of a Plains-Lubbock-Crosbyton line (approximately). Temperatures will peak in the 40s elsewhere, generally north of the line noted.
Patches of black ice will redevelop tonight and linger into tomorrow morning where moisture remains on roads as lows will be in the teens for most of the area.
Milder and gradually warming weather follows the next few days. Lubbock will see highs in the 40s tomorrow and near 60 degrees Wednesday. Temperatures then will cool into the weekend.
Our next PPP - Potential Precipitation Producer - will swing by the West Texas area early next week. Watch our 7- and 10-Day Forecasts for precipitation chances.
Our forecast for the past weekend verified well. Widespread totals of 2 to 4 inches. A heavier swath of 4 to 6 inches across the southern viewing area. Isolated amounts up to 9 inches were reported.
The Lubbock Airport, the City’s site of record for weather, reported 7.6 inches of snowfall. That’s a record for January 10. The previous record was 4.5 inches in 1936.
Including the 0.6 the airport recorded October 27, the total for season-to-date is 8.2 inches. By the way, 8.2 inches is Lubbock’s average seasonal snowfall. January 15 is the midpoint of our snow-season.
Snow-event totals follow, updated Monday morning. This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list. I can only include reports I’ve received. Some reports may not reflect event-totals. Some locations may be repeated (separate reports with different amounts).
My previous list showed rounded (to the nearest inch) amounts. This list shows exact measurements (to one-tenth inch) where available.
11.0 Denver City
9.0 Denver City 1SE
7.6 Lubbock Airport
7.0 Lovington NM
7.0 White River
7.0 Woodrow 3W
6.3 Lubbock 114th & University (7SSW)
6.1 Woodrow 3WNW
6.0 Justiceburg 2ENE
6.0 Lubbock 82nd & Memphis
5.8 Levelland Yale & Cougar
5.8 Lubbock 34th & Slide
5.8 Lubbock 4SSW
5.3 Levelland 13th & Ave B (1S)
5.0 Lubbock 34th & Quaker
5.0 Lubbock 2WNW
4.8 Lubbock 93rd & Ave V (4ESE)
4.5 Wolfforth 82nd & Quincy (3ENE)
4.0 Lubbock Univ & S Loop
4.0 Lubbock 19th & Quaker (2W)
3.5 Lubbock 19th & Milwaukee (West End Place)
3.5 Lubbock Sci Spectrum
3.2 Midland Airport
3.0 Vigo Park
3.0 Eunice NM
2.8 Lubbock N Slide & Auburn
2.0 Estelline 3S
2.0 Lubbock 36th & Frankford
2.0 Amarillo Airport
The characters falling some of the locations refer to the distance and direction from the community’s center. For Lubbock and larger communities, that’s often from the courthouse. For example, Wolfforth 3ENE is located 3 miles east-southeast of the center of the community.
32°F was the high at the Lubbock airport yesterday, twentyone degrees below the average high for the date. The January 10 record high is 76° (set in 1923 and tied in 1928).
21° was the low reported at the Lubbock airport this morning (unofficial as of this writing). Lubbock’s January 11 average low is 26° and the high 54°. The record low for the date is negative-7° (set in 1918) and the record high 80° (set in 2017).
Lubbock’s precipitation total (recorded at the airport) for January-to-date is 0.68″, 0.50″ above average.
Today’s sunset in Lubbock is at 5:59 PM CST. Tomorrow’s sunrise is at 7:52 AM CST.