Record Breaking Snowfall For Lubbock On Tuesday
If you thought Lubbock got a lot of snow on Tuesday, you'd be correct. As of Tuesday night the National Weather Service put Lubbock's snowfall at 7.2 inches. That breaks the old daily record for January 24 that was set in 1961 when it snowed 2.9 inches.
The snow total is more than what many models showed as the heaviest snow fell across the northern portions the of South Plains and Rolling Plains. As the National Weather Service tweeted out on Tuesday night, areas around Plainview saw 8-12 inches of snow as did the area around Matador. Matador received 10 inches of snow on Tuesday.
Most locations around Lubbock received 4-7 inches of snow.
While Lubbock may have set a daily record on Tuesday, the all time record for snowfall in a single day for the city of Lubbock is 11.4 inches of snow. The most snowfall recorded in a 24 hour period for Lubbock was January 20-21 in 1983.
The short-term forecast shows partly cloudy to sunny skies over Lubbock the next few days and into the weekend. Highs will be in the mid to upper 40's during the week before hitting the 50's on Saturday. While the forecast may be clear of snow or rain, it's possible some drivers will encounter black ice on Wednesday morning due to melting snow refreezing overnight.