Dog Days of Summer. For now.
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The Dog Days of Summer. Pretty much. It’s the time of year when often there is little day to day change in our weather. Sometimes for weeks on end. Today’s post looks at how long this pattern is expected.
I expect very little change through the weekend as an upper-level high-pressure area builds over the region. This will keep our afternoons hot and our rain chances slim. That said, highs will not be far from average and the rain chance will be greater than zero (but not much).
The potential for storms and rain will increase early next week. Concurrently, temperatures will peak below average for early August. Yes, August is just days away.
Rain yesterday, as expected, favored the eastern viewing area. Today it is likely to favor the west. A stray storm or shower, however, is possible just about anywhere.
Highs the next several afternoons will range from the low 90s in the far northwestern viewing area to the upper 90s in the east.
Highs early next week are likely to reach only the 80s, and perhaps only the 70s at some locations on some days.
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97°F was the high at the Lubbock airport yesterday, three degrees above the average high for the date. The July 27 record high is 106° (set in 1995).
72° was the low reported at the Lubbock airport this morning (unofficial as of this writing). Lubbock’s July 28 average low is 69° and the high 94°. The record low for the date is 54° (set in 2005) and the record high 105° (set in 1995).
No precipitation was recorded at the Lubbock airport yesterday. The total for July is 2.94″, which is 1.16″ above average. Total precipitation for the year so far is 15.03″, which is 4.25″ above average. Last year the to-date total was 8.45″.
Lubbock’s average annual precipitation is 18.33″ (previous 30-year average was 19.12″).
Today’s sunset in Lubbock is at 8:50 PM CDT. Tomorrow’s sunrise is at 6:58 AM CDT. Tomorrow’s sunset in Lubbock is at 8:49 PM CDT.
Measured rain totals in and near the KCBD viewing area for the 24 hours ending at 10:00 AM Wednesday:
0.15 Lake Alan Henry
0.10 Snyder SSW
Source: National Weather Service Lubbock, TTU West Texas Mesonet, and viewers like you.
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