Reports from Lubbock for 2006-11-30

UBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
1245 PM CST THU NOV 30 2006

…A WINTER STORM CONTINUES TO IMPACT WEST TEXAS…

AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT ROARED THROUGH THE SOUTH PLAINS DURING THE
AFTERNOON HOURS OF TUESDAY NOVEMBER 29TH. PROCEEDING THE ARCTIC
AIRMASS…POTENT UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM CROSSED THE ROCKIES EARLY
TODAY. THESE FEATURES ARE COMBINING TO PRODUCE A WINTER STORM WITH
WIDESPREAD ACCUMULATING SNOWS OVER MUCH OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS OF
THE U.S.

PRELIMINARY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AT PRESTON SMITH LUBBOCK
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INDICATE THAT THIS STORM RANKS AS THE 14TH
MOST SIGNIFICANT NOVEMBER SNOW EVENT ON RECORD. PREVIOUSLY…THE
MOST RECENT SNOW STORM OF SIMILAR MAGNITUDE OCCURRED ON NOVEMBER 2ND
2004…WHEN THE LUBBOCK METRO AREA RECEIVED BETWEEN 3 AND 5 INCHES.

BELOW ARE PRELIMINARY SNOWFALL ESTIMATES AS OF 11 AM CST. MODERATE
TO HEAVY SNOWS CONTINUE TO FALL OVER THE EXTREME SOUTHERN PANHANDLE
AND THE ROLLING PLAINS…WHERE ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS ARE LIKELY
THIS AFTERNOON. GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS HAVE RESULTED IN LARGE DRIFTS
IN MANY LOCATIONS…MAKING SNOW DEPTH MEASUREMENTS DIFFICULT. THIS
PRODUCT WILL BE UPDATED LATE THIS AFTERNOON AS THE STORM CLEARS.

SITE AMOUNT (INCHES)
FRIONA 7
TULIA 6-8 WITH 2-3 FOOT DRIFTS
REESE CENTER 6 WITH 1 FOOT DRIFTS
6 NNW ROPESVILLE 6
SMYER 6
OLTON/SPRING LAKE 6
LEVELLAND 5
PADUCAH 4
POST 4
SHALLOWATER 4
SILVERTON 4
DIMMITT 4
HAPPY 4 WITH 4 FOOT DRIFTS
LITTLEFIELD 3-5
PLAINVIEW 3-5
CHILDRESS 3-4 WITH DRIFTS
MULESHOE 3 WITH 1+ FOOT DRIFTS
FARWELL 3+ WITH LARGE DRIFTS
CROSBYTON 3
FLOYDADA 3
JAYTON 3
LUBBOCK AIRPORT 3
MATADOR 3
MEMPHIS 3
PLAINS 3
BROWNFIELD 2
DICKENS 2
GUTHRIE 2
MORTON 2
TAHOKA 2
ASPERMONT 1
PITCHFORK 1

THE FOLLOWING ARE MAXIMUM WIND GUST REPORTS GREATER THAN 40 MPH.
COURTESY OF THE TEXAS TECH MESONET.

SITE WIND GUST (MPH)
SNYDER 3E 46
WHITE RIVER LAKE 6 NW 46
SUNDOWN 8WSW 44
DIMMITT 2NE 44
GUTHRIE 10 WSW 44
GRAHAM 5 SSW 43
TULIA 2 ENE 43
PLAINS 3 N 43
ROARING SPRINGS 3N 43
TURKEY 2 WSW 43
FRIONA 2 NE 42
HART 3 N 42
MEMPHIS 1 NE 42
PADUCAH 10 SW 42
SILVERTON 7 ESE 42
ABERNATHY 5 ENE 41
O’DONNELL 1 N 41
OLTON 6 S 41
RALLS 1 SE 41
REESE CENTER 41

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LUBBOCK THANKS ALL COOPERATIVE
OBSERVERS AND LOCAL EMERGENCY OFFICIALS FOR THEIR SNOWFALL REPORTS.

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