Slight chance for snow in the forecast for South Plains — again
Frigid temperatures and a slight chance for snow are in the forecast for the South Plains and Panhandle roughly one week after a winter storm brought several inches of widespread snow accumulation across the region.
The National Weather Service office in Lubbock says the chance for freezing rain and ice accumulation — of only one-tenth of an inch — is less than 10%, and the chance for snow accumulation is even lower.
Across the region Monday and Tuesday, temperature highs will top out in the upper-20s and lower-30s, while temperature lows are forecast to reach down as low as 12 degrees in Silverton.
Last week, the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport recorded 7.1 inches of accumulated snow — breaking the previous record of 2.9 inches in 1961, according to the National Weather Service office in Lubbock.
This also translates into a record rainfall of .57 of an inch, which is another new record that beat out the previous in 1961 of .39 of an inch, and was equivalent to the amount of precipitation the city received — from both rain and snow — over four months last year between Jan. 1 and May 1, according to data from NWS Lubbock.
Data shows Matador received the greatest amount of snow across the region, accumulating about 10 inches, while Plainview trailed closely between 8 to 9 inches.
This article originally appeared on Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Slight chance for snow in the forecast for South Plains — again