Extreme Risk of Fire Weather Conditions in the Southern High Plains on Sunday

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued an Extreme Risk of fire weather conditions for parts of eastern New Mexico, the Texas Panhandle and West Texas on Sunday. Very dry ground fuels and ongoing drought across this region will allow for extreme rates of fire spread given sustained winds of 30-40 mph. Critical Risk is also in effect for larger portion of Central and Southern High Plains.

Hazardous Weather Conditions

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Marine Point Forecast

  • Tonight

    Partly Cloudy

    WSW 6ktWinds Decreasing
    < 1ft

    Low: 66 °F

  • Monday

    Partly Sunny

    SSW 9kt
    < 1ft

    High: 75 °F

  • Monday

    Mostly Cloudy

    SSW 10kt

    Low: 70 °F

  • Tuesday

    Showers Likely

    SW 17kt

    High: 76 °F

  • Tuesday

    Slight Chc Thunderstorms

    W 16kt

    Low: 65 °F

  • Wednesday


    NW 18kt

    High: 68 °F

  • Wednesday


    NW 17kt

    Low: 55 °F

  • Thursday


    NNW 13kt

    High: 66 °F

  • Thursday


    NNW 14kt

    Low: 54 °F

High and low forecast temperature values represent air temperature.

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 3:41 pm CDT Mar 18, 2018
Forecast Valid: 5pm CDT Mar 18, 2018-6pm CDT Mar 25, 2018

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Detailed Forecast

Synopsis: High pressure across the waters...with light winds and some patchy fog...slides south as a cold front moves into the Gulf of Mexico Monday with increasing winds. This front reaches the East Gulf and Florida Tuesday then exits to the Atlantic Wednesday...as high pressure builds into the Gulf and continues through the end of the week. The front will bring some thunderstorms...possibly strong...followed by high winds and seas as the high pressure moves in. Boating conditions begin deteriorate Tuesday with hazardous winds and seas through Wednesday.

WSW wind around 6 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt after midnight. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
SSW wind 5 to 9 kt. Partly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
Monday Night
SSW wind 8 to 10 kt. Mostly cloudy. Seas around 1 ft.
SW wind 12 to 17 kt, with gusts as high as 24 kt. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Tuesday Night
W wind 14 to 16 kt, with gusts as high as 23 kt. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Seas around 3 ft.
NW wind 16 to 18 kt, with gusts as high as 26 kt. Sunny. Seas around 3 ft.
Wednesday Night
NW wind 12 to 17 kt, with gusts as high as 24 kt. Clear. Seas around 3 ft.
NNW wind 11 to 13 kt, with gusts as high as 19 kt. Sunny. Seas around 2 ft.
Thursday Night
NNW wind 11 to 14 kt becoming NNE after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 kt. Clear. Seas around 2 ft.


  1. This forecast is for a single location. For safety concerns, mariners should be aware of the weather over a larger area. Forecast information for a larger area can be found within the zone forecast and the NDFD graphics.
  2. The forecast conditions at a particular point may not exceed the criteria of a Small Craft Advisory, Gale, Storm etc. These watches/warnings/advisories are issued for the entire zone in which the point resides and mariners should act accordingly.
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Point Forecast: 26.71°N 82.25°W
Last Update: 3:41 pm CDT Mar 18, 2018
Forecast Valid: 5pm CDT Mar 18, 2018-6pm CDT Mar 25, 2018
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