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Old 12-05-2018, 03:46 PM   #1
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Default Winter weather/travel precaution for Lubbock and points north

Conditions seem to be shaping up fairly well for a significant winter storm for the panhandle and south plains. I know some of you hunt in the panhandle and vicinity so wanted to give you a heads up.

Temps have steadily trended downward through the weeks forecast while precip chances and totals have been increasing. NWS issued a winter storm watch this morning and updated it a few mins ago.

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Temps at or below freezing from Lubbock north beginning tomorrow night thru Sunday. Ice/snow mix expected. 2-6 of snow and up to 1/2 of ice. Those conditions will make travel very treacherous. If the ice forecasted verified, Id expect power outages across the area.

To be safe, Id say these conditions can be expected in varying degrees in a 150 mi circumference of Lubbock.
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Old 12-05-2018, 04:00 PM   #2
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Weather reports are changing for the worse in the Panhandle, South Plains and Rolling Plains.
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Old 12-05-2018, 04:11 PM   #3
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Weather reports are changing for the worse in the Panhandle, South Plains and Rolling Plains.
Yep models a few days ago indicated this forecast and even up to 8 inches, but 5 days out its hard to trust. Still time for it all to disappear. Lubbock is KNOWN for getting dry slotted where points N & S get forecasted precip and Lubbock gets caught in a gap of the low pressure swirl and gets almost NADA
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Old 12-06-2018, 04:34 PM   #4
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Note to self: do not drive through the panhandle this weekend.

What's the latest update?
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:13 PM   #5
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It is armageddon at the grocery store! Market Street was packed!
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:33 AM   #6
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Lol- going to drop watch and replace with advisory. Someone been drinking the Phil kool aid and sounded the alarm prematurely again
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:42 AM   #7
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Lol- going to drop watch and replace with advisory. Someone been drinking the Phil kool aid and sounded the alarm prematurely again
My original post was a summary of NWS in Lubbock. Still have significant winter weather in the area with icing and 2-4 of snow, with isolated areas of 6.
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:05 PM   #8
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Right now not sure if we will see much of anything. Lots of moisture to our south and east. Could be another one of those times when we miss everything.
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:28 PM   #9
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Last big storm we had I spent 3-4 days having a blast pulling people out. I used my wife’s 4Runner and my side by side. Drove the SxS all over Lubbock haha I got funny looks when I asked people if they needed a tug when I pulled up on my sxs. They would look at me like they didn’t think it would work. Then they were great full as can be when it did. Didn’t fail me a single time and I got a few out of some nasty drifts. Anyways I’ve got my straps and SxS ready to go again this year cause it’s too fun not to! Haha
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:47 PM   #10
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It started raining here in carlsbad AMD hobbs about 430 and hasn't stopped yet. With temperatures dropping below freezing now this is gonna make for a mess the rest of tonight into tomm where it's supposed to continue sleeping and snowing.

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Old 12-08-2018, 12:18 AM   #11
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It started raining here in carlsbad AMD hobbs about 430 and hasn't stopped yet. With temperatures dropping below freezing now this is gonna make for a mess the rest of tonight into tomm where it's supposed to continue sleeping and snowing.

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Heavy mist here about 5:30, raince since then and now snowflakes are starting to mix in. Going to be a real interesting drive to the duck playa in the morning!
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Old 12-08-2018, 12:22 AM   #12
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Latest forecast has 2-4" of snow! I'm heading out at 5 to get my kid on a good deer around Post. Gonna leave early and take it easy...
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Old 12-08-2018, 12:35 AM   #13
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Looks like its not going to be as bad as they are thinking !! Go hunting kill a monster!!
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Old 12-08-2018, 03:20 AM   #14
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It's snowing it's @$$ off right now. Roads are getting very slick. If you're going this morning and aren't already there, be safe.
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Old 12-08-2018, 06:31 AM   #15
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Wow! We have about 4” NE of Lubbock. Not sure how much of that is ice. Headed out to try to kill some ducks!
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Old 12-08-2018, 06:57 AM   #16
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Wow! We have about 4” NE of Lubbock. Not sure how much of that is ice. Headed out to try to kill some ducks!
Not a ton of ice, but enough to make you **** yourself when you lose traction. Good luck with your duck hunt.
I've seen more birds up in floyd county than either lubbock or Crosby. There are a few pockets around Petersburg and Idalou. Wish i was going, but shift doesn't end until 0700.

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Old 12-08-2018, 07:36 AM   #17
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I’ve got a couple snow drifts in my back yard that swallowed my two German Shepherds. It looks like we’ve received 5-6” at least already.
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Old 12-08-2018, 08:08 AM   #18
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It is armageddon at the grocery store! Market Street was packed!
Ive got beer, propane and a freezer of wild game. Just need some Copenhagen. I can melt snow for water if needed.
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Old 12-08-2018, 08:11 AM   #19
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Be safe everyone.
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Old 12-08-2018, 08:55 AM   #20
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Snowing good at my lease Between Jayton and Rotan. Couple of inches already but I am comfy in my Krivo and the Mr Buddy going. Deer running around better than this whole year just not my shooter yet.
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Old 12-08-2018, 09:23 AM   #21
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I miss Lubbock.
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Old 12-08-2018, 10:13 AM   #22
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Snowing good at my lease Between Jayton and Rotan. Couple of inches already but I am comfy in my Krivo and the Mr Buddy going. Deer running around better than this whole year just not my shooter yet.
**** it. How are the dirt roads? I was supposed to leave last night but got off work late and was exhausted. Hunting south of Roby. Pushing out of Lubbock isnt looking good.
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Old 12-08-2018, 10:33 AM   #23
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Driving from carlsbad to hobbs this morning and it's getting whiter the closer I get

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Old 12-08-2018, 11:06 AM   #24
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Have a family member in the hospital in Lubbock & thinking about driving up Hwy 385/62 from Odessa. I think roads are mostly ok from Odessa to Seminole but wonder if anyone has any updates from Brownfield to Lubbock. Are the roads icy, unsafe??

Any info appreciated!!
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Old 12-08-2018, 12:13 PM   #25
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Have a family member in the hospital in Lubbock & thinking about driving up Hwy 385/62 from Odessa. I think roads are mostly ok from Odessa to Seminole but wonder if anyone has any updates from Brownfield to Lubbock. Are the roads icy, unsafe??

Any info appreciated!!
You should be good. Roads will be messy tonight though. So spend the night is best plan.

I have seen reports of up to 9" in SW Lubbock county. Suns out now, so its melting back fast!
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You should be good. Roads will be messy tonight though. So spend the night is best plan.

I have seen reports of up to 9" in SW Lubbock county. Suns out now, so its melting back fast!


Thank You!!
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Old 12-08-2018, 03:04 PM   #27
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7 in Idalou

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Girls 1st snow. Had to clean duck blood out before they could ride! Lol

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