Ups and downs: Temps and winds
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - This time of year is known for strong winds which occasionally sweep across the South Plains region. Yesterday brought a break from the wind. The next day or two offers more wind relief.
This time of year we also often see “roller coaster” temperatures. That is, notable changes in day to day high and/or low temperatures. When you graph these, the plot resembles the up and downs of the track of a roller coaster.
If you liked yesterday afternoon you likely will like this one. It will be slightly warmer, though still cool. Temperatures will peak around five or so degrees above yesterday’s highs. That’s about five or so degrees below the average for the date.
This afternoon will be partly cloudy and winds, for most of the area (including Lubbock), will be light. Speeds will range from about seven to 17 mph. The northwestern viewing area, however, will likely experience winds of ten to 20 mph with gusts around 30 mph.
A Fire Weather Warning, also known as a Red Flag Warning, is in effect for the northwestern quarter of the viewing area until 8 this evening.
Lubbock’s temperatures yesterday ranged from a low of 32° to a high of 63° (recorded at the Lubbock airport). The low this morning was 33° (as of this posting).
For today, March 27, Lubbock’s average low is 41° and the average high 71°. The record low is 12° (set in 1931) and the record high is 94° (set in 1971).
Lubbock’s precipitation total for the month is a trace. That is 0.91″ below the month-to-date average. The total for the year is 0.75″, which is 1.46 below the year-to-date average.
Lubbock’s snowfall total for the season to date is 7.2″. That is 0.3″ above the average to date.
Sunrise today was at 7:42 AM CDT, sunset is at 8:04 PM CDT. Sunrise tomorrow is at 7:40 AM CDT.
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