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Lubbock winter storm brings lowest temps in decades

Feb 15, 2021

UPDATE 12:10 p.m. on Feb. 16 

Lubbock will continue to see freezing conditions and precipitation for the next few days. 

A 36-county region that includes Lubbock is under a winter weather advisory through the evening. An additional inch of snow could accumulate. Lubbock is not expected to get above freezing temperatures until later this week. 

While the city has not seen the widespread power outage much of the rest of Texas is experiencing, area residents should anticipate possible rolling blackouts as electricity demand remains high. 

Fort Worth Fire Department

From KERA News

Icy conditions lead to a major accident on Interstate 35 West in Fort Worth Thursday. At least six people have died and at least 36 people were taken to area hospitals.

The crash happened around 6 a.m. during heavy traffic on iced-over roads. It was still dark outside and freezing rain was falling when emergency vehicles arrived on the scene. 

Jayme Lozano/Texas Tech Public Media

Earlier this week, snow fell across different parts of Texas. But, it didn’t do much to help drought conditions in the South Plains region. After a dry 2020, farmers and other agriculturists hope for more precipitation this year.

 

 

On Wednesday, there was still snow on the ground at the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Center, just north of the Lubbock airport. The South Plains may be known for cotton, but they also grow several other crops at the center for research. 

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