Extreme Fire Weather Conditions in the Desert Southwest on Thursday

Strong winds, low relative humidity, and dry ground conditions increase the threat for wildfire activity in the Desert Southwest, Great Basin, Central/Southern High Plains and Southeast on Thursday. The greatest concern is in New Mexico and Arizona, where winds of 30 to 40 mph (with gusts up to 50 to 60 mph) and an extremely dry air mass will fuel Extreme-level fire weather conditions.
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Last Update: 509 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

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Miami - South Florida Local Forecast Office

8NM E Palm Beach FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: Good boating conditions will continue across South Florida through the end of the week. Prevailing flow will veer more southerly, with both seabreezes developing the next two afternoons. Conditions are forecast to deteriorate Friday night into the weekend as strong east-northeast winds and higher rain chances arrive with the cold front that will stall out across the region.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...None.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream as of Apr 17, 2018 at 1200 UTC...

10 nautical miles east southeast of Fowey Rocks. 18 nautical miles east of Port Everglades. 7 nautical miles east southeast of Lake Worth. 11 nautical miles northeast of Jupiter Inlet.

This data courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

Today
Along the coast, west southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south southeast 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. In the gulf stream, southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south in the afternoon. Seas around 2 feet. Period 5 seconds increasing to 10 seconds in the afternoon. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Tonight
Along the coast, west southwest 5 to 10 knots after midnight. South southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. In the gulf stream, southwest after midnight. Seas around 2 feet. Period 9 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Friday
Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north northeast 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas around 2 feet. Period 9 seconds becoming 4 seconds in the afternoon. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
Friday Night
East winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to east 15 to 20 knots in the gulf stream. Along the coast, seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. In the gulf stream, seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet building to 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet after midnight. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A slight chance of showers in the evening...then a chance of showers after midnight.
Saturday
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet along the coast and 5 to 7 feet with occasional to 9 feet in the gulf stream. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A chance of showers.
Saturday Night
East winds 15 to 20 knots along the coast to east 20 to 25 knots in the gulf stream. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet. Intracoastal waters rough in exposed areas. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
Sunday
East southeast winds around 15 knots along the coast to east 15 to 20 knots in the gulf stream. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to southeast 15 to 20 knots in the gulf stream. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
Monday
South southeast winds around 10 knots along the coast to south southeast 10 to 15 knots in the gulf stream. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 509 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018
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