Update: Bitter cold, snow ring in 2022 across the South Plains region

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LUBBOCK, Texas — A cold front blasted through the South Plains and Rolling Plains on Saturday and brought a much colder airmass to the region.

Along with very cold temperatures, light snow fell over portions of the South Plains region Saturday afternoon and into Saturday evening.

A Winter Weather Advisory was in effect from 2:00 PM CST to 9:00 PM CST Saturday for Bailey, Briscoe, Castro, Floyd, Hale, Lamb, Parmer and Swisher County. Cochran, Cottle, Crosby, Dickens, Hall, Hockley, Lubbock and Motley County were added late afternoon to the advisory area.

A Wind Chill Advisory was in effect from 6:00 PM CST Saturday to 6:00 AM CST Sunday for Bailey, Briscoe, Castro, Floyd, Hale, Lamb, Parmer and Swisher County.

Snow Chance: Light snow developed Saturday afternoon and quickly moved across the region into the evening hours. Snowfall accumulations of up to one inch were forecast in the Winter Weather Advisory area (see list of counties above). However, a few isolated spot picked up a few inches. A trace to a dusting was be possible across other areas of the South Plains region outside the advisory area.

Expected Snowfall
Source: NOAA/NWS Forecast Office in Lubbock
Expected Snowfall
Source: NOAA/NWS Forecast Office in Midland/Odessa

Travel Issues: Bridges, overpasses and some roadways were expected to turn icy late this afternoon, this evening and overnight as temperatures continue to drop. Be especially careful in areas that picked up snowfall across the northern South Plains region. A few slick spots were also possible anywhere across the region as roads remained wet due to the recent rainfall prior to the onset of the winter weather.

Temperatures: Temperatures continued to drop across the region Saturday afternoon and evening with the passage of the cold front and cold air filter in across the area. Lows Saturday night and into Sunday morning were forecast to range between the single digits to the middle teens.

Wind Chill: Wind chill values will drop to as low as 10 degrees below zero in the Wind Chill Advisory area (see list of counties above). Winds chill values will drop into the single-digits to near zero elsewhere across the area.

Stay with EverythingLubbock.com for additional weather updates.

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