LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Spring typically means changes in our weather over short periods of time. These typically are initiated by cold fronts. Such is the case between yesterday and today. Such again will be the case late this week and early next week.
Last night’s cold front generated wind gusts on the TTU West Texas Mesonet up to 58 mph near Memphis and 59 mph near Lesley in the far northeastern KCBD viewing area. The Lubbock airports recorded a peak wind of 33 mph.
Into early evening wind speeds will continue about 10 to 20 mph with gusts in a 20 to 30 mph range possible near Lubbock. Winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts near 40 mph are possible over the northeastern viewing area.
The air behind the cold front is very dry. With the wind, seasonably mild temperatures, sunshine, and dry fuels, today is another NO BURN DAY.
Warmer weather will follow ahead of the next cold front. I anticipate that front late Friday, perhaps in the afternoon. Yes, that means gusty winds followed by a cool down just as the weekend begins.
A very warm afternoon will follow Sunday, with yet another cold front expected Sunday night.
None of these fronts hold even a hint of precipitation.
There is, however, indications wet and cool weather may return around the middle or later part of next week. That is our next precipitation possibility. Stay tuned!
Day by Day
This afternoon sunny, breezy, and cooler, but still seasonably warm. Temperatures will peak in the 70s.
Tonight fair and chilly with a light wind. Temperatures will dip into the 30s in the northwest and 40s elsewhere in the KCBD viewing area.
Tomorrow mostly sunny with, for the most part, a light breeze. Highs from the mid-70s northwest to low 80s southeast.
Thursday night partly cloudy and cool.
Friday mostly sunny with a warm and gusty afternoon. Temperatures will peak in the 80s before a cold front arrives in the late afternoon.
Saturday still dry and mostly sunny. Highs in the 70s.
89°F was the high at the Lubbock airport yesterday. It was the warmest since 89° last October 22. Yesterday’s high was ten degrees below the average for the date. The April 6 record high is 96° (set in 1972).
42° was the low reported at the Lubbock airport this morning (unofficial as of this writing). Lubbock’s April 7 average low is 43° and the high 73°. The record low for the date is 21° (set in 1936) and the record high 93° (set in 1930).
No precipitation was recorded yesterday at the Lubbock airport. The total for April is 0.00″, which is 0.24″ below average for the month-to-date. The year-to-date total is 3.56″, which is 0.82″ above average.
Lubbock’s season-to-date snowfall total (recorded at the airport) is 12.0″, which is 3.9″ above the average-to-date.
Lubbock’s weather record dates from January 1911.
Today’s sunset in Lubbock is at 8:13 PM CDT. Tomorrow’s sunrise is at 7:25 AM CDT.