Longest stretches of freezing weather in Lubbock

Reported by: Matt Ernst
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Updated: 12/04/2013 12:37 pm
The blast of cold air moving in here could be one for the record books. Some of the newest data suggests it'll stay freezing all day Sunday and Monday, possibly even Tuesday. We've already had the forecast for highs in the 20s in Lubbock Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We could make the top 10 list of longest periods below freezing in Lubbock.

According to National Weather Service Lubbock stats, the longest stretch ended on Christmas Day 1983, eight consecutive days. It was 207 hours at or below 32 degrees F. It was just a few days later for the second-longest stretch, seven days ending January 3, 1983. Here are the other longest stretches:

3.     6 days - ending 1/9/1988
    6 days - ending 1/11/1973
    6 days - ending 1/29/1948

6.     5 days - ending 2/12/1986
    5 days - ending 1/25/1966
    5 days - ending 2/1/1951

9.    4 days - 16 different times

The most recent stretch of four consecutive days freezing was in January 2007.

Some other cold stats...last time we dropped below 0F was December 23, 1989. Coldest temp on record in Lubbock is -17F, set on February 8, 1933.

Click here - for some more cold weather stats from the NWS Lubbock website.
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