Significant Winter Storm to Impact the Western U.S into Tuesday; Critical Fire Weather Conditions Across the Southern High Plains

A strong winter storm will continue to progress into the Northern Rockies and Great Basin, bringing heavy mountain snow and strong winds through Tuesday. Heavy snow combined with strong winds will produce near-blizzard conditions, with snow rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Dry, gusty winds will create widespread critical fire weather conditions in the southern High Plains through Monday.

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Marine Point Forecast

  • Overnight

    Increasing Clouds

    SW 17kt

    Low: 31 °F

  • Monday

    Isolated Showers

    SSW 15kt

    High: 43 °F

  • Monday

    Mostly Clear

    WSW 7ktWinds Decreasing

    Low: 36 °F

  • Tuesday

    Slight Chc Rain

    SSE 12kt

    High: 48 °F

  • Tuesday


    Winds IncreasingS 24kt
    Waves Building6ft

    Low: 45 °F

  • Wednesday


    Winds IncreasingS 33kt
    Waves Building9ft

    High: 51 °F

  • Wednesday


    SSW 29kt

    Low: 35 °F

  • Thursday

    Chance Rain

    W 26ktWinds Decreasing
    9ftWaves Subsiding

    High: 40 °F

  • Thursday

    Mostly Clear

    NW 17kt

    Low: 27 °F

High and low forecast temperature values represent air temperature.

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 10:02 pm EST Feb 25, 2024
Forecast Valid: 11pm EST Feb 25, 2024-6pm EST Mar 3, 2024

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Detailed Forecast

SW wind 13 to 17 kt. Increasing clouds. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
SSW wind 11 to 15 kt, with gusts as high as 23 kt. Isolated showers between 9am and noon. Seas around 3 ft.
Monday Night
WSW wind 5 to 7 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the evening. Mostly clear. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
SE wind 7 to 12 kt becoming S in the afternoon. A slight chance of rain after 4pm. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tuesday Night
S wind 14 to 19 kt increasing to 19 to 24 kt after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 32 kt. Rain, mainly after 9pm. Seas 3 ft building to 6 ft.
S wind 26 to 29 kt increasing to 30 to 33 kt in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 48 kt. Rain. Seas 7 ft building to 9 ft.
Wednesday Night
SSW wind 26 to 29 kt becoming WSW after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 43 kt. Rain. Seas 9 to 10 ft.
W wind 23 to 26 kt decreasing to 19 to 22 kt in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 39 kt. A chance of rain. Seas 9 ft subsiding to 3 ft.
Thursday Night
NW wind 12 to 17 kt, with gusts as high as 25 kt. Mostly clear. Seas around 3 ft.

Seas are reported as significant wave height, which is the average of the highest third of the waves. Individual wave heights may be more than twice the significant wave height.


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Point Forecast: 41.46°N 71.26°W
Last Update: 10:02 pm EST Feb 25, 2024
Forecast Valid: 11pm EST Feb 25, 2024-6pm EST Mar 3, 2024
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