Heating up and drying out

Published: Jul. 8, 2021 at 6:27 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The anticipated weather pattern supports hotter and drier weather across the viewing area. With a few exceptions. For a few days. You’ll also find yesterday’s mid-week storms rain totals in this post.

A few stray showers are possible through this afternoon over the southeastern third or so of the KCBD viewing area. Today otherwise will be mostly sunny and humid, with a hot afternoon.

Highs this afternoon will range from the upper 80s to low 90s. That’s just slightly below average for the time of year.

The last time Lubbock recorded an above-average high (for the date) was June 25. The high that day was 97°, four degrees above the average. Yesterday’s high was 90°. My forecast for today is 91°.

More sun and heat are on the way tomorrow and Saturday. Highs will edge up to near average. My forecast for Lubbock Friday is 93° and Saturday 94°.

A slight chance of storms returns late Saturday, beginning in the northern viewing area around late afternoon. The slight chance will spread south across the viewing area Saturday evening.

Current data continues to indicate at least a slight chance of rain, with widely scattered storms and showers, Sunday into Monday. Locally heavy rain may accompany some storms.

Lubbock Climatology

The high temperature at the Lubbock airport yesterday was 90°, three degrees below the average for the date. Lubbock’s July 7 record high is 109° (set in 2016).

The average high for today, July 8 is 93° and the record high is 106° (2009).

A trace of rain was reported at the Lubbock airport yesterday. No precipitation has been reported today, as of 7:45 AM. The July to date total is 0.08″, which is 0.49″ below the average month-to-date. The year-to-date total is 12.17″, which is 2.60″ above the average-to-date.

Sunset today is at 9:00 PM. Sunrise tomorrow is at 6:45 AM. Sunset tomorrow is at 9:00 PM.

Rain Totals

Wednesday’s rainfall totals in and near the KCBD veiwing area:

1.53 Graham

0.95 Aspermont

0.67 Earth

0.60 Andrews

0.57 Tatum

0.50 Guthrie

0.44 Knox City

0.18 Morton

0.14 Denver City

0.08 Amherst

0.06 Seminole

0.07 Smyer

0.06 Welch

0.07 Wolfforth

0.04 Dimmitt

0.05 O’Donnell

0.02 Lamesa

0.01 Lake Alan Henry

0.01 Seagraves

0.01 Sundown

0.01 Tahoka

0.01 Tulia

via NWS Lubbock and TTU West Texas Mesonet

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