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Old 06-11-2012, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Lubbock, Texas
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Here in Amman Jordan it snows and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. 10-12 inches fell in 2 days. I heard it gets cold in Lubbock but there isn't much precipitation; meaning there wouldn't be much snow!

Is that the case or does Lubbock occasionally get a surprising 10 inches in one storm?
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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Both Lubbock and even Midland to the south can get a very occasional 10 inches in one storm, but that doesn't happen that often.

But Lubbock does get snow periodically every winter, and it's rare to not have at least one snowfall a winter. I loved my time there, and enjoyed the cold and snow!
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:41 PM
 
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it snows in lubbock
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:08 PM
 
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it snows in lubbock
I will also attest to this fact.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Lubbock, Texas
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Yeehaa!

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Both Lubbock and even Midland to the south can get a very occasional 10 inches in one storm,
I hope so... the average precipitation per month is very small though Special thing is that it has an average precipitation per summer months... which is weird to Jordan. Here we get way more than Lubbock in the winter but nothing in summer. Akh I guess I am just obsessed with snow.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:56 PM
 
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Positively snows in Lubbock. Some years not very many times, some years a bunch of times, but all in all it is few and far between that it snows a bunch at once. Ice storms more often, but in either case it is usually all melted off in a few days.

Many years it rains a little each month, some years (like last year) it rains none at all, hence the average monthly precip. All in all, Lubbock's weather is very mild most of the year and very enjoyable. Spring always has wind, fall does occasionally. There are always some weeks mid-late summer that are serious hot, and always a few days mid winter that are extremely cold, but overall the weather is easy to live in.

If you want snow, many years you can drive to Ruidoso New Mexico and do some snow skiing during the winter. Best thing about the snow there, is you can leave it behind when you come home to Lubbock.
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Lubbock, Texas
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Positively snows in Lubbock. Some years not very many times, some years a bunch of times, but all in all it is few and far between that it snows a bunch at once. Ice storms more often, but in either case it is usually all melted off in a few days.

Many years it rains a little each month, some years (like last year) it rains none at all, hence the average monthly precip. All in all, Lubbock's weather is very mild most of the year and very enjoyable. Spring always has wind, fall does occasionally. There are always some weeks mid-late summer that are serious hot, and always a few days mid winter that are extremely cold, but overall the weather is easy to live in.

If you want snow, many years you can drive to Ruidoso New Mexico and do some snow skiing during the winter. Best thing about the snow there, is you can leave it behind when you come home to Lubbock.
Yeah. I guess snow is significant because Lubbock is at a high elevation. I mean over here in Amman it could be snowing in my area (3450 feet) while raining in the city center (2460 feet). It's a hillyass place over here. The light snow is nice while it's falling but after it's done there isn't much to look at! On the contrary when it snows all at once the scenery is BEAUTIFUL. Guess I'll just have to enjoy every moment while it lasts when it's snowing in Lubbock haha.

Hot is not something I have to worry about. The extreme cold will new though!

You serious man? How far a drive is it from the skiis in New Mexico?
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:10 PM
 
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Yeah. I guess snow is significant because Lubbock is at a high elevation. I mean over here in Amman it could be snowing in my area (3450 feet) while raining in the city center (2460 feet). It's a hillyass place over here. The light snow is nice while it's falling but after it's done there isn't much to look at! On the contrary when it snows all at once the scenery is BEAUTIFUL. Guess I'll just have to enjoy every moment while it lasts when it's snowing in Lubbock haha.

Hot is not something I have to worry about. The extreme cold will new though!

You serious man? How far a drive is it from the skiis in New Mexico?
It's about four hours away.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:49 PM
 
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You serious man? How far a drive is it from the skiis in New Mexico?
Several places to ski in NM, Ski Apache in Ruidoso being the closest, and is about 4 hours away. When I was a young Tech student, we could leave out early Sat morning, ski all day, drive back home that night. Then we realized we could party in Ruidoso Sat night, so got a motel room to do just that. Then realized we were too tired to have as much fun, so got a room for Fri and Sat night, and tore up town.

Eventually outgrew that.

Seriously, there is a LOT of exploring you can do around this part of the state, as well as New Mexico and even Oklahoma if you want. It is a long drive, but there is a lot of real estate to be seen. At least once, anyhow...

Your excitement is contagious, I think you will enjoy Lubbock!
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:03 PM
 
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Yeah. I guess snow is significant because Lubbock is at a high elevation. I mean over here in Amman it could be snowing in my area (3450 feet) while raining in the city center (2460 feet). It's a hillyass place over here. The light snow is nice while it's falling but after it's done there isn't much to look at! On the contrary when it snows all at once the scenery is BEAUTIFUL. Guess I'll just have to enjoy every moment while it lasts when it's snowing in Lubbock haha.

Hot is not something I have to worry about. The extreme cold will new though!

You serious man? How far a drive is it from the skiis in New Mexico?
losttechnician covered Ski Apache well. I'd also like to say Santa Fe Ski Basin is more reliable to have good snow. Santa Fe is an interesting art colony, and it's 5 hours away (not including stops), with an additional 30 minutes to the ski area. Red River, Angel Fire, and Taos are also good ski areas that are a little farther.
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