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.

Last Update: 1023 AM EDT Sun Mar 18 2018

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Marine Zone Forecast

Synopsis: An Atlantic ridge of high pressure extending across South Florida will shift to the southeast today. A cold front will approach and clear our region Tuesday night, with high pressure well to the northwest to build in thereafter.

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream current, as of March 17, 2018.

52 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key. 11 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys. 11 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West. 11 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key. 8 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon. 8 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada. 4 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Light...off Key Largo. 5 NM East of Carysfort Reef Light...off Ocean Reef.

Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

This Afternoon
Variable winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. A few showers early.
Variable winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming southeast to south late. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Southeast to south winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Monday Night
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Isolated showers.
Tuesday Night
West winds 10 to 15 knots, increasing to near 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Scattered showers.
Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet, building to 4 to 6 feet. Isolated showers.
Wednesday Night
North winds near 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. isolated showers.
Thursday And Thursday Night
North to northeast winds near 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
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Last Update: 1023 AM EDT Sun Mar 18 2018
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