Rain reports and another round of storms
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Many areas received some rain last evening, and some spots saw significant rainfall. You’ll find both estimated and measured totals below. Another round of thunderstorms is expected in the South Plains area late today. Similar to yesterday, these storms may produce some much needed rainfall, but also some severe weather.
Storms today, like yesterday, will develop near the mountains of New Mexico mid- to late afternoon and then move eastward into the South Plains this evening. If these hold together they are likely to reach the Lubbock and Plainview areas late this evening.
Coverage, like yesterday, is expected to be spotty. Some spots will remain dry while some may receive a downpour.
Forecast conditions, like yesterday, support some storms becoming marginally severe. That is, in addition to heavy rain, gusts near 60 mph and hail up to about an inch are possible.
Tornadic thunderstorms are not anticipated, but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
If you are trying to get storm pictures, especially of lightning, keep in mind that if you can hear thunder the lightning producing it is near enough to strike your location. If you can hear thunder you should be inside. A conventional building, such as your home, is best but a vehicle will provide protection from lightning.
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Lubbock’s site of official weather record, the airport, measured 0.14″ of rain last evening. That is more than both April and March combined.
The image below shows estimated rainfall, determined from data collected by Doppler radar.
Rain-event totals (in inches) from in and around the KCBD viewing area for the 24 hours ending at 11:30 AM Wednesday:
0.69 New Home
0.57 Lubbock East
0.46 Lubbock 64th Drive & Memphis Ave
0.45 Lake Alan Henry
0.41 Lubbock Christian University
0.41 Lubbock Southeast
0.35 Denver City
0.34 Lubbock All Saints
0.23 White River Lake
0.21 Vigo Park
0.20 Lubbock Broadway and Ave X
0.17 New Deal
0.14 Reese Center
0.12 Lubbock Northwest
0.03 Caprock Canyons
Source: National Weather Service Lubbock, the TTU West Texas Mesonet, and KCBD and FOX34 viewers
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