Rain and storm update through July 4th
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Spotty rain showers and occasional thunder will continue on and off through Wednesday. Rain chances will decrease, and temperatures will increase late this week. However, somewhat unsettled and seasonably cool weather is likely this holiday weekend.
I’ve added updated rain totals at the end of this post.
Activity today and tomorrow will be mostly rain showers. Still, a few thundershowers are likely. If you hear thunder, lightning is near enough to strike your location. You should be inside: A home, other building, or vehicle.
Most areas will pick up less than an inch of additional rain. That said, there remains a considerable amount of moisture (water vapor) in the atmosphere. Locally heavy rain is possible with isolated amounts of one or more inches also possible.
Like recent days, flood warnings, watches, and advisories are possible. A watch indicates that this type of weather is possible and to remain alert to changing and possibly dangerous weather conditions. A warning or advisory indicates this type of weather is imminent or occurring. If a warning covers your area follow the directions included in the warning.
Take advantage of the notifications option in our free KCBD Weather App. Download or update it in your app/play store. Set the location to “Follow Me” and enable notifications. Then, even if the app is not running, it will be alerted if a watch or warning is issued for your location.
Use the Interactive Radar in the app and here on our Weather Page to track showers, storms, watches, and warnings.
Lubbock Record High
Lubbock’s high temperature yesterday was just 74° (recorded at the airport). That was 19 degree below the average high for the date and the coolest high (min-max) temperature for any June 28 in Lubbock’s record. That dates from 1911. The previous min-max record for June 28 was 80° (in 2010).
The June 28 record high is 108° (set in 1928 and tied in 1980).
66° has been the low reported at the Lubbock airport this morning (unofficial at this time). Lubbock’s June 29 average low is 68° and the high 93°. The record low for the date is 57° (set in 1948) and the record high 107° (set in 1957 and tied in 2017).
No rain has been recorded today at the Lubbock Airport as of 8 AM. 0.03″ was recorded yesterday. The total for June so far is 1.88″. That’s 0.54″ below average through June 28. The year-to-date total is 11.49″, which is 2.65″ above average for January 1 through June 28.
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.
Rain Event Totals
139-hour rain totals (in inches) as of 7:00 AM Tuesday in and near the KCBD viewing area, via the NWS Lubbock and TT West Texas Mesonet:
6.91 Lake Alan Henry
4.50 Snyder SSW
4.44 Vigo Prk
3.41 White River Lake
3.05 Denver City
2.66 Roaring Springs
2.42 S Plains 3ENE
2.05 Caprock Cnyns
1.97 Knox City
1.70 New Home
1.35 Lubbock NW
1.04 SE Lubbock
0.59 Reese Center
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