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Winds over 60mph across the South Plains on Wednesday

Updated: Mar. 17, 2021 at 5:35 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - We’ve been dealing with strong winds since Tuesday night, tied to a powerful storm system that produced a blizzard over the Panhandle on Wednesday morning and is driving a severe outbreak in the Deep South.

There was sideways blowing snow observed in the same locations that had a tornado just days ago. Here are some of the top gusts today from the Texas Tech Mesonet:

White River Lake 66mph

Reese Center 64mph

Aiken 61mph

Plainview 61mph

Abernathy 60mph

Ralls 60mph

Hart 59mph

Turkey 59mph

How windy is it in Lubbock today? This windy!

Posted by KCBD NewsChannel 11 on Wednesday, March 17, 2021

TONIGHT: Still breezy this evening then the wind dropping off significantly after Midnight. Low near 30, clear.

TOMORROW: Sunny and not much wind, high near 62. Wind N/NE 5-15mph.

FRIDAY: Another freeze to start the morning, afternoon low 60s, sunny.

LOOKING AHEAD: The afternoons will be a little breezy this weekend, both days up near 70. We are watching a chance for showers early next week, but nothing promising at this point. It’ll probably turn a little cooler middle of next week.

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