Today, and our next chance of storms

Published: May. 2, 2022 at 7:04 AM CDT|Updated: May. 2, 2022 at 12:54 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Much quieter weather is on tap for the KCBD viewing area today. Our area’s next chance of storms, however, is just about a day away. I’ve added local rainfall and storm reports to the end of this post.

Large hail, some slightly larger than a baseball, fell on the O’Donnell area Sunday. This image...
Large hail, some slightly larger than a baseball, fell on the O’Donnell area Sunday. This image is from KCBD viewer Trevor.(KCBD First Alert)

Monday morning clouds have given way to a sunny sky. This afternoon will be sunny, somewhat windy, and very warm. Area temperatures will peak from the mid-80s in the northwestern viewing area to the mid-90s in the southeast.

Wind speeds will increase from about 10 to 20 mph this morning to 15 to 25 mph this afternoon. With stronger gusts. The wind, westerly in direction, will push this morning’s humid air mass to the east of the viewing area this afternoon.

Patchy blowing dust is possible, especially near open fields.

While there was some heavy rain in the area yesterday, though not around Lubbock, drought conditions remain Extreme (D3) to Exceptional (D4). Exceptional is the most serious category on the drought severity scale.

This map shows precipitation totals estimated by Doppler Radar. Locally heavy rainfall is shown...
This map shows precipitation totals estimated by Doppler Radar. Locally heavy rainfall is shown over southern Yoakum and Terry counties and around Scurry county. See the post for measured amounts reported.(KCBD First Alert)

Of course, all the above point to another NO BURN day across the KCBD viewing area and around the region.

Dry weather will continue through tomorrow.

Our next chance of storms, and rain, is late Tuesday night and Wednesday.

Quick Summer Reminders

NEVER leave a child unattended in a vehicle. For even a moment. The interior of a parked vehicle can become dangerously hot in minutes.

NEVER leave anyone in a parked vehicle without air conditioning.

NEVER leave a pet in a vehicle.

Local Rain Reports

More than two dozen weather stations in the KCBD viewing area reported rainfall yesterday. Here are the reports I’ve received (in inches, via the Lubbock National Weather Service and the TTU West Texas Mesonet):

4.11 Snyder SSW

3.34 Snyder

0.79 Denver City

0.35 Brownfield

0.30 Lake Alan Henry

0.20 Lubbock Airport

0.18 Graham

0.18 Levelland

0.17 Gail

0.16 Muleshoe

0.13 Fluvanna

0.13 Lubbock Northwest

0.10 Aiken

0.10 O’Donnell

0.09 Sundown

0.08 Floydada

0.07 Plainview

0.06 Anton

0.06 White River Lake

0.05 Lamesa

0.03 Slaton

0.02 Caprock Canyons

0.02 Happy

0.02 Post

0.01 Dimmitt

0.01 Earth

0.01 Smyer

0.01 Tahoka

0.01 Tatum

Local Storm Reports

The National Weather Service received reports of a possible tornado and associated damage southwest of Hermleigh yesterday. NWS expects it will conduct a storm survey. Reports from trained spotters and the county Emergency Manager indicates the tornado was rain-wrapped. This would make it difficult to see.

Storm reports relayed by the National Weather Service for Sunday, May 1:

Flash flood 5 miles S of SNYDER. Multiple roads were impassable due to flooding in southern Scurry County. At least one high water rescue was completed.

1.50″ diameter hail 15 miles NE of LOVINGTON

3.00″ diameter hail (size estimated) 2 miles N of O’DONNELL

2.00″ diameter hail (size estimated) 1 mile NNW of O’DONNELL

1.75″ diameter hail (size estimated) 5 miles ENE of O’DONNELL

2.50″ diameter hail (size estimated) 1 mile NNW of O’DONNELL

Multiple roads were impassable due to flooding in southern Scurry County. At least one high water rescue was completed.

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