Extreme Risk of Fire Weather Conditions in the Southern High Plains on Sunday

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued an Extreme Risk of fire weather conditions for parts of eastern New Mexico, the Texas Panhandle and West Texas on Sunday. Very dry ground fuels and ongoing drought across this region will allow for extreme rates of fire spread given sustained winds of 30-40 mph. Critical Risk is also in effect for larger portion of Central and Southern High Plains.

Coastal Waters Forecast for Winthrop Harbor to Wilmette Harbor IL (LMZ740) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: Winthrop Harbor to Wilmette Harbor IL (LMZ740)
Issued by: National Weather Service Chicago, IL
Last Update: 936 AM CDT Sun Mar 18 2018

Rest Of Today: East winds 10 to 15 kt. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.

Tonight: East winds 5 to 10 kt becoming northeast 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Mostly clear. Waves 2 to 4 ft.

Monday: Northeast winds 15 to 25 kt. Partly sunny. Waves 4 to 7 ft occasionally to 9 ft.

Monday Night: Northeast winds to 30 kt. Partly cloudy. Waves 6 to 9 ft occasionally to 12 ft.

Zone Forecast: Winthrop Harbor to Wilmette Harbor IL (LMZ740)

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