An Enduring Heat Wave Begins for Texas and Southern Plains

Starting today, a blazing Heat Wave will consume much of the Southern Plains and Lower MS Valley through early next week, especially for TX. Numerous Excessive Heat Warnings, Watches and Advisories are in effect for the mid-section of TX and OK and these hazards will only become more widespread. Expect record Highs temps and very dangerous Heat Indices, both surging well north of triple digits.

Last Update: 300 PM AKDT Wed Jul 18 2018

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53NM S Atka AK

Marine Zone Forecast

Synopsis: A 1012 mb low over Dutch Harbor moves 200 nm southeast of Dutch Harbor at 1014 mb Thu afternoon and then dissipates by Fri afternoon. A 1008 mb Kamchatka low enters the western Bering Thu afternoon and moves 230 nm north of Shemya Fri afternoon at 1005 mb.

NW wind 15 kt. Seas 6 ft.
NW wind 10 kt. Seas 5 ft. Patchy fog.
Thu Night
Variable wind 10 kt becoming SW 20 kt after midnight. Seas 5 ft. Patchy fog. Rain.
SW wind 20 kt. Seas 7 ft.
Fri Night
SW wind 15 kt. Seas 7 ft.
Sat Through Mon
SW wind 15 kt. Seas 6 ft.
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Last Update: 300 PM AKDT Wed Jul 18 2018
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