High Fire Danger In Parts Of The Southwest U.S. On Thursday

Strong winds and very low humidity will create dangerous fire weather conditions in parts of the Desert Southwest and southern High Plains on Thursday. Any fires that ignite tomorrow could rapidly grow out of control in this region. Fire Weather Watches and Red Flag Warnings are in effect for these areas.
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Last Update: 952 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

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Miami - South Florida Local Forecast Office

8NM E Palm Beach FL

Marine Zone Forecast

SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE HIGHEST 10 PERCENT OF THE WAVES.

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...
Synopsis: STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS ALL OF THE LOCAL WATERS THROUGH MIDDAY THURSDAY AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT MOVING THROUGH THE STATE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY ON THURSDAY. LIGHT WINDS, FAVORABLE BOATING CONDITIONS, AND QUIETER WEATHER ARE EXPECTED BEHIND THE FRONT FOR THE UPCOMING HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 7 FEET OFFSHORE PALM BEACH COUNTY LATE.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF MAY 23, 2017 AT 1200 UTC...

11 NAUTICAL MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF FOWEY ROCKS. 14 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PORT EVERGLADES. 13 NAUTICAL MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF LAKE WORTH. 16 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF JUPITER INLET.

THIS DATA COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

Rest Of Tonight
South southwest winds 15 to 20 knots along the coast to south southwest 20 to 25 knots in the gulf stream. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet along the coast and 3 to 5 feet with occasional to 6 feet in the gulf stream. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Thursday
Southwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet along the coast and 4 to 6 feet with occasional to 8 feet in the gulf stream. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Numerous showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
West northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Scattered showers in the evening. Isolated thunderstorms through the night. Isolated showers after midnight.
Friday
North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east northeast in the afternoon. Seas less than 2 feet along the coast and 2 to 3 feet in the gulf stream. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters light chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Friday Night
South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Saturday
South southeast winds around 5 knots becoming east southeast in the afternoon. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Saturday Night
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Sunday
Southwest winds around 5 knots becoming southeast in the afternoon. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Sunday Night
South southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Monday
South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 952 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017
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