PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
1137 AM CST FRI JAN 29 2010

...SNOWFALL AND ICE ACCUMULATED ACROSS THE SOUTH PLAINS...

A STRONG WINTER STORM SYSTEM MOVED ACROSS WEST TEXAS ON THURSDAY
RESULTING IN MAINLY LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW AND HEAVY
ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE. THE STORM QUICKLY SPREAD FROM SOUTHERN NEW
MEXICO INTO WEST TEXAS DURING THE MORNING HOURS. THE PRECIPITATION
BEGAN AS RAIN SHOWER AS THE SYSTEM MOVED INTO THE AREA...THOUGH
SURFACE TEMPERATURES BEGAN TO FALL BELOW FREEZING SHORTLY AFTER
DAYBREAK RESULTING IN THE LIQUID FREEZING ON CONTACT WITH THE
GROUND AND TREES. FROM 10 AM TO 11 AM MOST OF THE PRECIPITATION IN
THE WEST HAD CHANGED OVER TO SLEET AND SNOW...THOUGH OFF THE
CAPROCK TEMPERATURES REMAINED SLIGHTLY ABOVE FREEZING. THE HEAVIEST
SNOWFALL OCCURRED FROM MORTON TO LUBBOCK NORTHWARD.

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF REPORTED SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS
THAT OCCURRED ON THURSDAY COMPILED FROM AREA COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS.

LOCATION                SNOWFALL               ICE
BROWNFIELD              2  INCHES              0.25 INCHES
CROSBYTON               1  INCH                MISSING
DIMMITT                 5  INCHES              1 INCH
FLOYDADA                1  INCH                MISSING
FRIONA                  5  INCHES              MISSING
GUTHRIE                 TRACE                  MISSING
JAYTON                  TRACE                  MISSING
LEVELLAND               3  INCHES              0.25 INCHES
LUBBOCK                 3  INCHES              0.25 INCHES
MORTON                  3  INCHES              MISSING
MULESHOE                3  INCHES              MISSING
PLAINS                  1  INCH                MISSING
PLAINVIEW               3  INCHES              0.50 INCH
PADUCAH                 TRACE                  0.75 INCH
POST                    TRACE                  MISSING
SILVERTON               3  INCHES              MISSING
SPUR                    TRACE                  MISSING
TAHOKA                  1  INCH                MISSING
TULIA                   3  INCHES              MISSING

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