Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flood Threats Shift From Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi Valley; Elevated to Critical Fire Concerns Out West

Heavy to excessive rainfall with flash flood concerns will shift from the southern Plains into the Lower Mississippi Valley. Elevated to Critical Fire weather threats will linger through the weekend across the Great Basin and central Rockies. Finally, Major to Record river flooding will continue in portions of the Midwest and across parts of North and South Carolina this weekend.
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Last Update: 805 PM PDT Fri Sep 21 2018

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...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...
Synopsis: A cold front will pass over the northern waters by Saturday morning, bringing some light rain. High pressure will build offshore this weekend into early next week and a thermal trough will develop along the coast. Steep seas and gusty north winds are expected south of Cape Blanco Saturday night. Then, Sunday into Monday, steep to very steep seas and strong north winds are possible for much of the coastal waters, with winds possibly reaching gales for the waters south of Cape Blanco.

Tonight
W wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell NW 3 ft at 8 seconds and SW 1 to 2 ft at 17 seconds.
Sat
N wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 9 seconds. Slight chance of showers.
Sat Night
N wind 20 to 25 kt except NW 10 to 15 kt within 5 nm of brookings southward. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 5 to 6 ft at 9 seconds.
Sun
N wind 20 to 25 kt...easing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Within 5 nm of brookings southward, N wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 3 to 6 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft.
Sun Night
N wind 20 to 25 kt except N 10 to 15 kt within 5 nm of brookings southward. Wind waves 5 to 8 ft...building to 7 to 9 ft after midnight. NW swell 3 ft.
Mon
N wind 15 to 20 kt except NE 10 kt within 5 nm of brookings southward. Wind waves 8 to 11 ft. NW swell 2 ft.
Mon Night
N wind 15 to 20 kt except NE 10 kt within 5 nm of brookings southward. Wind waves 9 to 12 ft. NW swell 2 to 3 ft.
Tue
N wind 25 kt...easing to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 9 to 10 ft...subsiding to 5 ft. Mixed swell NW 7 ft and W 4 ft.
Wed
N wind 15 to 20 kt...easing to 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. NW swell 6 ft.
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Last Update: 805 PM PDT Fri Sep 21 2018
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