A slight change in our South Plains weather

Published: Jul. 13, 2021 at 6:13 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Slight weather changes, but certainly not dramatic, are coming to the KCBD viewing area. At least briefly. The next few afternoons temperatures will edge up and rain chances will edge down.

With that in mind, I expect mostly sunny skies today and tomorrow. Temperatures will peak in the upper 80s to low 90s. I don’t expect a storm or rain at your location.

Today will be somewhat breezy with a southerly wind around 10 to 20 mph. Tomorrow will be our breeziest in some time, outside of recent storm-generated winds. The southerly wind will increase to about 15 to 25 mph.

The next storm chance should be limited to the far northwestern viewing area late Wednesday evening into the early morning hours of Thursday.

Isolated storms are likely beginning late Thursday and continuing through the weekend. The period will be mostly cloudy with highs dipping a few degrees. While the rain chance at any given location is slight, where it rains it may be heavy.

With temperatures near 90 degrees, it only takes minutes for the interior of a parked vehicle to heat to dangerous levels. With no air-conditioning, even with the windows cracked, the temperature inside will climb to about 110° in just ten minutes.

That is hot enough to permanently damage human (and other animal) organs. It can even be fatal.

In 30 minutes, the inside temperature can climb to about 125 degrees.

NEVER leave a child, anyone else, or a pet, unattended in a vehicle.

Lubbock Climatology

The high temperature at the Lubbock airport yesterday was 87°, six degrees below the average for the date. Lubbock’s July 12 record high is 107° (set in 2016).

The average high for today, July 13 is 93° and the record high is 110° (set last year, 2020). The average low for the date is 69° and the record low is 54° (1953).

A trace of rain was reported at the Lubbock airport yesterday. No precipitation has been reported today, as of 8:40 AM. The July to date total is 0.90″, which is 0.03″ below the average month-to-date. The year-to-date total is 12.99″, which is 3.06″ above the average-to-date.

Sunset today is at 8:59 PM. Sunrise tomorrow is at 6:48 AM. Sunset tomorrow is at 8:59 PM.

Monday Rain Totals

Isolated storms and showers popped up Monday morning and again Monday afternoon in the KCBD viewing area. Some produced flooding downpours. None produced even 5/100s of an inch of rain in the TTU West Texas Mesonet rain gauges.

0.04 Welch

0.01 Abernathy

0.01 Anton

0.01 Brownfield

0.01 Gail

0.01 Seminole

0.01 Snyder SSW

0.01 Lubbock Southeast

0.01 Tahoka

0.01 Tatum

0.01 White River Lake

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