Drying Out, Heating Up

Published: May. 25, 2022 at 6:56 AM CDT|Updated: May. 25, 2022 at 12:50 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Following a widespread soaking over the past two days, the KCBD viewing area will be drying out and heating up heading into the Memorial Day Weekend. I’ve added rainfall reports to the end of this post.

After a very chilly morning, temperatures this afternoon again will run 10 to 15 degrees below...
After a very chilly morning, temperatures this afternoon again will run 10 to 15 degrees below average for late May. Otherwise this afternoon will be mostly sunny and breezy.(KCBD First Alert)

This afternoon will be mostly sunny and breezy. Temperatures again will run 10 to 15 degrees below average for late May. Highs will range from near 70 degrees in the northern viewing area to the mid-70s in the south.

The cooler weather will continue through tomorrow morning, which again will be a bit chilly. Lubbock area lows will range from the mid-40s to low 50s.

Thursday otherwise will be sunny with a light breeze. The afternoon will be much warmer. Temperatures will peak in the 80s.

Summer-like heat returns Friday with highs in the 90s. It will be mostly sunny and a bit breezy.

Sizzling heat returns this weekend with highs near to slightly above 100 degrees both Saturday and Sunday. Highs in the mid- to upper 90s are likely Monday, Memorial Day.

The holiday weekend, in addition to very hot, will be dry. Saturday also will be breezy, Sunday and Monday will be at least somewhat windy.

Our area’s next chance of rain is around the middle of next week.

There’s much more on temperatures, winds, and sky conditions - including an hour by hour forecast for the next 48 hours - in the forecast section here on our Weather Page and in our free KCBD Weather app.

Lubbock Climatology

2.48″ of rain was recorded yesterday at the Lubbock Airport. The total for May to date is 3.58″. That’s 1.59″ above average for the first 24 days of May. The year-to-date total is 3.96″, which is 1.76″ below average for the year-to-date.

46° was the low reported this morning at the Lubbock airport. That’s just two degrees above Lubbock’s May 25 record low of 44° (set in 1924). The average low is 60° and the high 87°. The record high low for the date is 102° (set in 2012 and tied in 2017).

72°F was the high temperature yesterday at the Lubbock airport. That is 15 degrees below the average high for the date, May 24. The record high for the date is 109° (set in 2000).

Lubbock’s weather record dates from January 1911.

Sunset in Lubbock today is at 8:48 PM CDT. Sunrise tomorrow is at 6:40 AM CDT. Sunset tomorrow is at 8:49 PM CDT.

Rain Event Totals

The National Weather Service reports that late yesterday two to three inches of rain fell on South Lubbock in less than an hour. This brought rain event totals in many areas in the southern part of the city and the county into a three to four inch range.

This graphic shows rain-event totals estimated through data collected by Doppler Radar. See the...
This graphic shows rain-event totals estimated through data collected by Doppler Radar. See the accompanying post for reported measured amounts.(KCBD First Alert)

Here are the totals, in inches, for the rain event measured by the TTU Mesonet (via the National Weather Service Lubbock):

7.00 Muleshoe NWR

3.55 Muleshoe

3.05 Earth

3.06 Olton

2.91 Anton

2.88 McAdoo

2.82 Amherst

2.67 Dimmitt

2.54 Lubbock SE

2.45 Knox City

2.25 Wolfforth

2.22 Vigo Prk

2.16 Happy

1.99 White River Lake

1.98 Tulia

1.95 Plainview

1.84 Aiken

1.85 Slaton

1.81 Lubbock NW

1.80 Reese Center

1.76 Morton

1.74 Levelland

1.74 Silverton

1.72 Smyer

1.69 Roaring Springs

1.67 Ralls

1.55 New Home

1.49 Estelline

1.49 Memphis

1.47 Spur

1.45 Abernathy

1.39 Hackberry

1.39 Northfield

1.36 Caprock Cnyns

1.24 Paducah

1.13 Childress

1.11 Turkey

1.04 Denver City

1.04 South Plains

1.01 Friona

1.00 Guthrie

0.98 Aspermont

0.88 Floydada

0.81 Hart

0.77 Post

0.71 Graham

0.70 Brownfield

0.70 Lake Alan Henry

0.65 Jayton

0.57 Tahoka

0.56 Hobbs

0.50 Gail

0.48 Lamesa

0.46 Snyder

0.45 Sundown

0.44 Fluvanna

0.43 Welch

0.42 Seagraves

0.37 O’Donnell

0.36 Plains

0.21 Snyder SSW

0.19 Seminole

0.11 Tatum

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