A Powerful Storm System To Impact the Southern Plains through the Gulf Coast

A vigorous storm system will develop over the southern Plains today, bringing strong winds and fire weather concerns from southeast New Mexico to south Texas, as well as a risk of severe storms and heavy rainfall from the ArkLaTex to the central Gulf Coast. The severe storm and heavy rainfall threat will spread across the Southeast on Friday.

Last Update: 255 AM PST Thu Dec 13 2018

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Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: High and steep to very steep seas will continue through much of the forecast period, with several heavy swell trains and multiple fronts expected well into next week. Steep to very steep swell dominated seas will continue today. Southerly winds will increase to gales ahead of a strong front tonight into Friday. Another heavy swell train arrives at the same time, bringing combined seas to around 25 feet Friday. The next front will bring gales late Saturday into Sunday, and another swell train may bring the highest seas of the season so far on Sunday.

Northern portion, S wind 10 to 20 kt...rising to 20 to 25 kt late afternoon. Brookings southward, S wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 12 to 15 ft at 15 seconds.
S wind 15 to 20 kt...rising to gales 35 kt. Within 5 nm of brookings southward, SE wind 10 to 20 kt...veering to S 15 to 25 kt early in the morning. Wind waves 4 to 7 ft...building to 8 to 11 ft after midnight. NW swell 11 to 12 ft at 16 seconds.
S gales 35 kt...veering to SW early in the afternoon, then...easing to 20 kt late in the afternoon. Within 5 nm of brookings southward, S wind 30 kt...veering to SW in the afternoon. Wind waves 9 to 12 ft... Subsiding to 5 to 6 ft in the afternoon. NW swell 10 ft at 15 seconds...building to W 14 to 16 ft at 15 seconds in the afternoon. Rain.
Fri Night
W wind 10 to 15 kt...backing to SW 5 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 ft in the evening... Becoming 2 ft or less. NW swell 16 to 19 ft. Chance of showers through the night.
SE wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. W swell 11 to 12 ft...becoming NW 8 ft in the afternoon. and slight chance of showers.
Sat Night
S wind 20 to 25 kt northern portion and S 10 to 20 kt brookings southward. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft...building to 7 to 10 ft after midnight. W swell 7 to 8 ft. Rain.
S wind 25 kt...easing to 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 8 to 10 ft...subsiding to 3 ft. W swell 15 ft... Building to 21 ft.
S wind 15 to 20 kt...rising to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 ft... Building to 6 to 7 ft. W swell 20 ft... Subsiding to 17 ft.
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Last Update: 255 AM PST Thu Dec 13 2018
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