A Powerful Storm System To Impact the Southern Plains through the Gulf Coast

A vigorous storm system will develop over the southern Plains today, bringing strong winds and fire weather concerns from southeast New Mexico to south Texas, as well as a risk of severe storms and heavy rainfall from the ArkLaTex to the central Gulf Coast. The severe storm and heavy rainfall threat will spread across the Southeast on Friday.
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Last Update: 247 AM PST Thu Dec 13 2018

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...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...
Synopsis: PZZ600-131730- 247 AM PST Thu Dec 13 2018 .Synopsis for the southern California coast and Santa Barbara Channel including the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and National Park...at 10Z...or 2 AM PST, a 1040 MB surface high was over eastern Idaho extending a ridge to a 1026 mb high 300 nm w of Point Conception. Hazardous seas are possible today through Saturday night across the outer and northern coastal waters. Potential for a larger swell to affect coastal waters by large swell by Sunday night into Monday for all coastal waters. $$

Today
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 8 to 11 ft at 16 seconds.
Tonight
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 8 to 10 ft at 16 seconds.
Fri
S winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 7 to 9 ft at 15 seconds.
Fri Night
S winds 10 kt in the evening, becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 7 to 9 ft at 16 seconds.
Sat
Winds variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 8 to 10 ft at 15 seconds.
Sat Night
Winds variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 7 to 10 ft at 16 seconds.
Sun
S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Combined seas 9 to 12 ft. Chance of rain.
Mon
NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 17 to 18 ft. Rain likely.
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Last Update: 247 AM PST Thu Dec 13 2018
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