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Event Heavy Snow
State TEXAS
County/Area CROSBY
WFO LUB
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2006-11-30 00:30:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2006-11-30 12:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A winter storm produced widespread heavy snowfalls over the west Texas South Plains region during the early morning and day time hours of the 30th. Snow began to spread east over the extreme southwestern Texas Panhandle and the western South Plains before midnight (CST) on the 29th. By mid morning on the 30th, wintry precipitation began to impact the entire South Plains region. Snow accumulations up to seven inches occurred over the extreme southwestern Texas Panhandle and the northern South Plains, where drifts up to four feet deep were reported. Dangerous travel conditions in the winter weather contributed to a roll-over motor vehicle accident south of Levelland (Hockley County), where a vehicle slid off of U.S. Highway 385 and three persons were injured. Hazardous road conditions also greeted Lubbock (Lubbock County) motorists during the morning rush hour, when more than 120 accidents were reported. Auto collisions also were reported southeast of Lubbock along U.S. Highway 84. Lesser accumulations, generally between one and four inches, occurred over the southern South Plains and the southern Rolling Plains. At least four accidents were reported in Yoakum County, however, where up to three inches of snow resulted in snow packed roadways. A sheet of ice developed over the snow pack after sunset on the 30th. This again resulted in dangerous driving conditions, especially in the Lubbock area where more than sixty additional vehicle accidents were reported.
Reported snow accumulations across the west Texas South Plains meeting or exceeding local Winter Storm criteria are as follows: 7 inches at Childress (Childress County), 7 inches at Friona (Parmer County), 7 inches at Tulia (Swisher County), 6 inches at Happy (Swisher County), 6 inches at Otlon (Lamb County), 6 inches at Reese Center (Lubbock County), 6 inches at Silverton (Briscoe County), 6 inches at Springlake (Lamb County), 6 inches at Quitaque (Briscoe County), 5 inches at Levelland (Hockley County), 5 inches at Matador (Motley County), 5 inches at Paducah (Cottle County), 5 inches at Ropesville (Hockley County), 5 inches at Smyer (Hockley County), 4 inches at Dimmitt (Castro County), 4 inches at Littlefield (Lamb County), 4 inches at Memphis (Hall County), 4 inches at Plainview (Hale County), 4 inches at Post (Garza County), 4 inches at Ralls (Crosby County), and 4 inches at Shallowater (Lubbock County).
Winter Weather criteria are as follows: 3 inches at Brownfield (Terry County), 3 inches at Crosbyton (Crosby County), 3 inches at Farwell (Parmer County), 3 inches at Floydada (Floyd County), 3 inches at Lubbock (Lubbock County), 3 inches at Muleshoe (Bailey County), 3 inches at Plains (Yoakum County), 2 inches at Dickens (Dickens County), 2 inches at Guthrie (King County), 2 inches at Morton (Cochran County), 2 inches at Tahoka (Lynn County), 1 inch at Aspermont (Stonewall County), and 1 inch at Pitchfork (Dickens County).
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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 1.460M 0.00K
LUBBOCK (ZONE) LUBBOCK (ZONE) TX 11/29/2006 05:30 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
BAILEY (ZONE) BAILEY (ZONE) TX 11/29/2006 21:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PARMER (ZONE) PARMER (ZONE) TX 11/29/2006 21:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CASTRO (ZONE) CASTRO (ZONE) TX 11/29/2006 21:30 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAMB (ZONE) LAMB (ZONE) TX 11/29/2006 22:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COCHRAN (ZONE) COCHRAN (ZONE) TX 11/29/2006 22:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOCKLEY (ZONE) HOCKLEY (ZONE) TX 11/29/2006 22:30 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SWISHER (ZONE) SWISHER (ZONE) TX 11/29/2006 23:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TERRY (ZONE) TERRY (ZONE) TX 11/29/2006 23:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
YOAKUM (ZONE) YOAKUM (ZONE) TX 11/29/2006 23:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
HALE (ZONE) HALE (ZONE) TX 11/29/2006 23:30 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRISCOE (ZONE) BRISCOE (ZONE) TX 11/30/2006 00:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLOYD (ZONE) FLOYD (ZONE) TX 11/30/2006 00:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GARZA (ZONE) GARZA (ZONE) TX 11/30/2006 00:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYNN (ZONE) LYNN (ZONE) TX 11/30/2006 00:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROSBY (ZONE) CROSBY (ZONE) TX 11/30/2006 00:30 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DICKENS (ZONE) DICKENS (ZONE) TX 11/30/2006 01:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOTLEY (ZONE) MOTLEY (ZONE) TX 11/30/2006 01:30 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALL (ZONE) HALL (ZONE) TX 11/30/2006 01:30 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENT (ZONE) KENT (ZONE) TX 11/30/2006 01:30 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COTTLE (ZONE) COTTLE (ZONE) TX 11/30/2006 03:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHILDRESS (ZONE) CHILDRESS (ZONE) TX 11/30/2006 03:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KING (ZONE) KING (ZONE) TX 11/30/2006 03:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STONEWALL (ZONE) STONEWALL (ZONE) TX 11/30/2006 04:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUBBOCK (ZONE) LUBBOCK (ZONE) TX 11/30/2006 17:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 400.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.460M 0.00K