Additional landspouts and funnels likely Wednesday
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Soon, rain chances will trend down and temperatures up. But first, today will be much like yesterday. Conditions favorable for additional low-energy funnels and landspout tornadoes.
You’ll find rain event totals at the end of this post updated as of 12:30 PM Wednesday.
Around noon today a funnel cloud was reported near Tulia in the northern South Plains. Like yesterday, conditions are favorable for additional landspouts and low energy funnels this afternoon. These are typically brief and rarely cause damage. However, they can cause both damage and injury.
If you spot one of these funnels you should take cover until it passes, as you would for a tornado. When you safely can, report it to the National Weather Service or local law enforcement.
We received several reports, pictures, and videos, of these funnels yesterday. You can view some of the pictures and videos on our Facebook pages.
Occasional spotty rain showers and occasional thunder will continue today. Most of us will pick up less than a half-inch of additional rain but some downpours are likely. As noted in previous days, there is a considerable amount of moisture (water vapor) in the atmosphere. It’s possible some spots may pick up another one to two inches of rain today.
If you hear thunder, lightning is near enough to strike your location. You should be inside: A home, other building, or vehicle.
Keep up with the latest - where showers are, where they are going, plus watches, advisories, or warnings which may be issued, and current conditions - right here on our Weather Page. You can also keep up while on the go with our free KCBD Weather App for your mobile device. Search for it in your play/app store.
Lubbock’s high temperature yesterday was 77° (at the airport), 16 degrees below the average high for June 29. The record high for the date is 107° (set in 1957 and tied in 2017).
69° has been the low reported at the Lubbock airport this morning. The June 30 average low is 68° and the high 93°. The record low for the date is 57° (set in 1940) and the record high 106° (set in 1957).
Only a trace of rain has been recorded today at the Lubbock Airport as of 1:00 PM. 0.60″ was recorded yesterday. The total for June so far is 2.48″. That’s 0.02″ below average through June 29. The year-to-date total is 12.09″, which is 3.17″ above average for January 1 through June 29.
Lubbock’s weather record dates from January 1911.
Today’s sunset in Lubbock is at 9:02 PM CDT. Tomorrow’s sunrise is at 6:41 AM CDT.
Rain Event Totals
7-day (168-hour) rain totals (in inches) as of 12:30 PM Wednesday in and near the KCBD viewing area, via the NWS Lubbock and TT West Texas Mesonet:
7.19 Lake Alan Henry
4.98 Vigo Park
4.49 Snyder SSW
3.65 White River Lake
2.73 Roaring Springs
2.52 Lubbock NW
2.51 Knox City
2.51 S Plains 3ENE
2.35 New Home
2.19 Caprock Cnyns
2.11 Denver City
1.55 Reese Center
1.32 Lubbock SE
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