An Enduring Heat Wave Begins for Texas and Southern Plains

Starting today, a blazing Heat Wave will consume much of the Southern Plains and Lower MS Valley through early next week, especially for TX. Numerous Excessive Heat Warnings, Watches and Advisories are in effect for the mid-section of TX and OK and these hazards will only become more widespread. Expect record Highs temps and very dangerous Heat Indices, both surging well north of triple digits.
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Last Update: 254 AM PDT Wed Jul 18 2018

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19NM NW Newport OR

Marine Zone Forecast


...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...
Synopsis: High pressure over the NE Pacific and thermal low pressure over NW California will persist through much of the week. This will maintain our northerly wind pattern, with rather breezy conditions likely the middle to later part of the week, especially south of Cascade Head.

Today
N wind 10 to 20 kt. Gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. wind waves N 2 ft at 4 seconds. NW swell 5 ft at 9 seconds. patchy drizzle and fog early in the morning.
Tonight
N wind 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves N 3 ft at 6 seconds. NW swell 5 ft at 8 seconds.
Thu
N wind 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt, rising to 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves N 3 ft at 6 seconds. NW swell 5 ft at 9 seconds.
Thu Night
N wind 20 to 25 kt. Gusts to 30 kt in the evening. Wind waves N 4 ft at 7 seconds. NW swell 7 ft at 7 seconds.
Fri
N wind 20 to 25 kt. Gusts to 30 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves N 4 ft at 7 seconds. NW swell 6 ft at 7 seconds.
Fri Night
N wind 20 to 25 kt. Gusts to 30 kt in the evening. Wind waves N 4 ft at 8 seconds. NW swell 7 ft at 7 seconds.
Sat
N wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. NW swell 7 ft.
Sun
N wind 15 to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. NW swell 5 ft.
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Last Update: 254 AM PDT Wed Jul 18 2018
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