Excessive Heat and Critical Fire Weather in the Southwest; Severe Weather Threats Increase Sunday in the Plains

Strong high pressure is keeping temperatures hot across much of the west and south, with excessive Heat in the desert southwest. These conditions are also producing critical fire weather threats in the Four Corners area and interior northern California. Severe thunderstorms are possible in the Plains, Mid-South, and Mid-Atlantic this weekend; with very large hail threats in the Plains Sunday.
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Last Update: 415 PM EDT Sat Jun 23 2018

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6NM ESE Bal Harbour FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: Light winds are expected through tonight. A ridge of high pressure over the northeastern Gulf beginning Sunday will help cause winds for South Florida waters to come out of the southeast Sunday lasting well into next week. Seas are forecast to be up to 2 feet for the coastal waters through the middle of next week. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible each day through the week. Locally higher winds and waves are likely within and near thunderstorms.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...None.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream as of Jun 23, 2018 at 1200 UTC...

14 nautical miles east southeast of Fowey Rocks. 19 nautical miles east southeast of Port Everglades. 18 nautical miles east southeast of Lake Worth. 22 nautical miles east southeast of Jupiter Inlet.

This data courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

Tonight
Along the coast, north northwest winds around 5 knots becoming south southeast 5 knots after midnight. In the gulf stream, east northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south southeast after midnight. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
East southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Monday
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots along the coast to southeast 10 to 15 knots in the gulf stream. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the morning...then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Monday Night
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Tuesday
East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Tuesday Night
East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Wednesday
East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Thursday
South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 415 PM EDT Sat Jun 23 2018
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