Local Information

About Lubbock

Lubbock is located in the center of the South Plains, on the high plains of western Texas, and is home to a great variety of weather, food and entertainment. Lubbock is known as the “Hub City,” being the economic, education and health care hub of the South Plains. Lubbock supports a population of over 200,000 people, and is home to Texas Tech University.

Those visiting will find an abundance of dining and entertainment opportunities. A wealth of fast food and casual dining restaurants as well as local establishments can be found in close proximity to the Conference Center, with a variety of other eateries scattered throughout the city, though concentrated on the south and southwest side of town. For additional entertainment information in and around Lubbock visit the Lubbock Convention and Visitors Bureau page.

The average temperatures during the middle of February range from highs in the upper 50s to lows around 30 degrees. However, records during this same period vary from the lower and middle 80s on the high end to around 0 on the low side. Precipitation is usually pretty sparse this time of year, but a rain, snow or ice event is not out of the question. For more detailed information on the Lubbock climate click here.


The conference will be held at the Overton Hotel & Conference Center, located in central Lubbock and adjacent to Texas Tech University. A lot of rooms have been reserved for conference attendees, with a special group discount available. The discounted room rates are priced at: $129 per night.

Reservations must be made by February 2, 2010 to ensure a room at the discounted rate. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel directly at:

Overton Hotel & Conference Center
2322 Mac Davis Lane
Lubbock, Texas 79401 806-776-7000

Be sure to mention you are part of the Lubbock Severe Weather Conference in order to receive the discounted rate.

Airport to the Hotel

The Lubbock – Preston Smith International Airport is located on the north side of town and is about a 10 minute drive from the Overton Hotel. Complimentary transportation is available to and from the airport by the Overton Hotel.

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