South Plains flood threat continues

Published: Jun. 28, 2021 at 7:12 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 28, 2021 at 7:48 AM CDT
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Updated with 5-day rain totals as of 12:30 PM. See list below. Occasional rain and thunder showers as well as seasonably cool temperatures will continue through tomorrow. Flood Watches are in effect for parts of the KCBD viewing area and localized Flood Warnings are possible.

The National Weather Service in Lubbock has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of northwest Texas and the Panhandle of Texas, including the following areas, in northwest Texas, Childress, Cottle, Crosby, Dickens, Floyd, Garza, Kent, King, Motley and Stonewall. In the Panhandle of Texas, Briscoe and Hall. * Until 9 PM CDT this evening. * Showers continue throughout the watch area, and areas of moderate to heavy rain within embedded thunderstorms remain possible through this evening. Given the excessive rainfall which occurred over the past few days, flash flooding is possible.

A watch indicates that this type of weather is possible and to remain alert to changing and possibly dangerous weather conditions. A warning indicates this type of weather is imminent or occurring. If the warning covers your area follow the directions included in the warning.

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Lubbock Climatology

0.03″ of rain has been recorded today at the Lubbock Airport as of 12:45 PM Monday. 0.03″ also was recorded yesterday.

0.85″ has been recorded over the past 5 days.

The total for June so far is 1.88″. That’s 0.46″ below average through June 27. The year-to-date total is 11.49″, which is 2.73″ above average for January 1 through June 27.

Lubbock’s high temperature yesterday was 79° (recorded at the airport). That was 14 degree below the average high for the date. The June 27 record high is 114° (set in 1994), which is Lubbock’s all-time high-temperature.

65° has been the low reported at the Lubbock airport this morning (unofficial at this time). Lubbock’s June 28 average low is 68° and the high 93°. The record low for the date is 56° (set in 1946) and the record high 108° (set in 1928 and tied in 1980).

Today’s sunset is the latest of the year. In Lubbock it is at 9:02 PM CDT. Tomorrow’s sunrise is at 6:40 AM CDT.

Lubbock’s weather record dates from January 1911.

Area Rain Totals

120-hour (5-day) rain totals (in inches) as of 12:30 PM Monday in and near the KCBD viewing area, via the NWS Lubbock and TT West Texas Mesonet:

6.69 Fluvanna

6.61 Lake Alan Henry

5.98 Gail

5.96 Lamesa

5.63 Happy

5.45 Hackberry

4.42 Vigo Prk

4.24 Snyder SSW

3.78 Memphis

3.40 Plainview

3.36 Turkey

3.36 White River Lake

3.32 Lesley

3.29 Paducah

3.19 Olton

3.03 Estelline

2.96 Spur

2.74 Aiken

2.72 Childress

2.36 Wolfforth

2.31 Dimmitt

2.23 Roaring Springs

2.18 Graham

1.98 O’Donnell

1.93 Snyder

1.86 Friona

1.85 Ralls

1.82 Post

1.75 Seminole

1.74 Tahoka

1.69 Levelland

1.69 Silverton

1.66 Brownfield

1.66 McAdoo

1.64 New Home

1.62 Andrews

1.61 Floydada

1.57 S Plains 3ENE

1.50 Smyer

1.45 Guthrie

1.43 Caprock Cnyns

1.43 Tulia

1.38 Plains

1.35 NW Lubbock

1.25 Slaton

1.23 Sundown

1.23 Welch

1.13 Muleshoe

1.12 Northfield

1.11 Abernathy

1.10 Denver City

1.06 Jayton

1.04 Amherst

1.04 SE Lubbock

1.01 Aspermont

0.87 Hobbs

0.82 Seagraves

0.82 Hart

0.77 Anton

0.77 Earth

0.76 Morton

0.67 Knox City

0.58 Reese Center

0.55 Tatum

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