First Alert Weather: Heavy rain across Lubbock

Published: Jul. 26, 2021 at 6:06 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 26, 2021 at 3:05 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Update 2:57 p.m. - Scattered thunderstorms are slowly moving across the South Plains. While many locations aren’t getting a drop, Lubbock has received very heavy rain this hour. These are slow-moving summertime storms, which can produce a quick 1/2″ to 1″ of rain in one location and not much not too far away.

This is producing ponding on streets and even some busier roads and highways. Give yourself extra time getting around this afternoon. The concern for widespread severe weather is low. Greatest risk will be flooding, though an isolated storm could briefly produce some hail or strong wind.

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Heavy rainfall hits Lubbock Monday afternoon

TRAFFIC ALERT: Water is quickly pooling in intersections along Hwy 84, Hwy 87, I-27 and other areas. Please be cautious when driving

Posted by KCBD NewsChannel 11 on Monday, July 26, 2021

posted Monday morning - Yesterday was the hottest day of July, at least so far. Plus, more than a few locations reported measurable rainfall. You’ll find the list below. There’s more typical summer heat on the way. Here’s an update on the temperature and rain outlooks to close out the month.

A few isolated showers and thundershowers have dotted the area this morning. While limited in coverage there was some heavy rain.

Reminder, if you can hear thunder or see individual lightning strikes, lightning is near enough to strike your location. Move inside: A house, building, or a vehicle.

Spotty storms are likely this afternoon and early this evening. A few of these may produce heavy rain and strong wind gusts. A few showers may linger into early Tuesday.

Isolated storms may pop up anywhere in the KCBD viewing area Monday afternoon and evening. A...
Isolated storms may pop up anywhere in the KCBD viewing area Monday afternoon and evening. A few storms/showers may linger into early Tuesday.(KCBD First Alert)

Outside of storm and shower activity winds will be light, skies partly cloudy, and the air hot. In general, temperatures will peak a few degrees lower than yesterday, ranging from near 90 in the northwest to near 100 in the southeast.

Highs Monday afternoon will be a couple degrees lower than Sunday. Right about average for late...
Highs Monday afternoon will be a couple degrees lower than Sunday. Right about average for late July.(KCBD First Alert)

This is, on average, the hottest time of the year. From late July through early August much of the US sees the peak in the average high temperature. For Lubbock, that average is 94°.

Tomorrow a few stray showers may pop up in the afternoon. Your rain chance will be slim. Tuesday is going to be partly cloudy and hot. Highs will range from the mid-90s to near 100 degrees.

A few storms are possible Wednesday, but overall the rain chance at your location the rest of the week will be slim.

Temperature will continue to peak from the mid-90s to near 100 degrees in the viewing area. Reminder, in this heat it only takes about 10 minutes for the temperature inside a parked vehicle to become life-threatening. Never leave a child, anyone else, or a pet unattended in a vehicle. Even for a moment.

Don’t forget the sunscreen, water, and hat.

Sunday’s Damaging Wind

Spotty storms in the area Sunday produced some gusty winds. In Plainview a pine tree was reported uprooted due to a thunderstorm wind gust. The West Texas Mesonet station 6 miles south of Olton recorded a thunderstorm wind gust of 67 mph.

Rainfall Totals

24 rainfall totals as of 8:30 AM Monday:

0.99 Childress

0.96 Plainview

0.91 Happy

0.74 Hart

0.68 Plains

0.63 Earth

0.48 Hackberry

0.49 Vigo Park

0.36 Olton

0.31 Smyer

0.21 Dimmitt

0.10 Abernathy

0.09 Aiken

0.08 Ralls

0.07 Adrian

0.07 Amherst

0.02 Caprock Canyons

0.02 Northfield

0.01 Estelline

0.01 Memphis

Source: National Weather Service Lubbock, TTU West Texas Mesonet, and viewers like you.

Lubbock Climatology

97°F was the high at the Lubbock airport yesterday, three degrees above the average high for the date. The July 25 record high is 104° (set in 1940).

74° was the low reported at the Lubbock airport this morning (unofficial as of this writing). Lubbock’s July 26 average low is 69° and the high 94°. The record low for the date is 58° (set in 1942 and tied in 1959) and the record high 105° (set in 1995).

A trace of precipitation was recorded at the Lubbock airport this morning. The total for July is 2.94″, which is 1.25″ above average. Total precipitation for the year so far is 15.03″, which is 4.34″ above average. Last year the to-date total was 8.45″.

Today’s sunset in Lubbock is at 6:55 PM CDT. Tomorrow’s sunrise is at 6:56 AM CDT.

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