Dangerous Wind Chills, Hazardous Travel Conditions in Forecast

KAMC Weather Lab forecasting significant travel hazards

LUBBOCK, TX - The National Weather Service office in Lubbock issued a hazardous weather outlook for the South Plains including Lubbock and surrounding counties on Thursday.

The KAMC Weather Lab was forecasting significant travel hazards.

Chief Meteorologist Ron Roberts said, “Many areas will receive light snow or a wintry mix which will result in black ice on roadways.”

“We encourage drivers to drive at a reduced speed, do not brake hard and be aware of the black ice possibility,” Roberts also said.

NWS said, “Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected tonight [Thursday night] across the extreme Southern Texas Panhandle and Northern Rolling Plains.”

NWS said the highest snowfall was predicted for parts of Swisher and Hall Counties.

“Hazardous driving conditions will result,” NWS said.

Dangerously low wind chills were also in the forecast for Thursday night, Friday morning and Friday night “at times colder than 5 below zero across the extreme Southwest Texas Panhandle.”


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