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

    Mostly Cloudy

    SSW 19kt

    Low: 32 °F

  • Monday

    Scattered Showers

    SSW 18ktWinds Decreasing

    High: 45 °F

  • Monday

    Mostly Clear

    W 10ktWinds Decreasing

    Low: 38 °F

  • Tuesday

    Mostly Sunny

    S 14kt

    High: 47 °F

  • Tuesday

    Rain Likely

    Winds IncreasingS 24kt
    Waves Building5ft

    Low: 45 °F

  • Wednesday

    Rain Likely

    S 31kt
    Waves Building7ft

    High: 51 °F

  • Wednesday


    S 32ktWinds Decreasing

    Low: 36 °F

  • Thursday

    Rain Likely

    W 26ktWinds Decreasing
    7ftWaves Subsiding

    High: 40 °F

  • Thursday

    Mostly Clear

    NW 22kt

    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: 12am EST Feb 26, 2024-6pm EST Mar 3, 2024

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Detailed Forecast

SSW wind around 19 kt. Mostly cloudy. Seas around 4 ft.
SSW wind 15 to 18 kt becoming WSW 11 to 14 kt in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 26 kt. Scattered showers, mainly before 11am. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Monday Night
W wind 5 to 10 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt. Mostly clear. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
S wind 11 to 14 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tuesday Night
S wind 17 to 20 kt increasing to 21 to 24 kt after midnight. Rain likely, mainly after 2am. Seas 3 ft building to 5 ft.
S wind 26 to 31 kt, with gusts as high as 45 kt. Rain likely. Seas 5 ft building to 7 ft.
Wednesday Night
S wind 29 to 32 kt becoming SW 26 to 29 kt after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 42 kt. Rain. Seas 7 to 8 ft.
W wind 23 to 26 kt becoming WNW 20 to 23 kt in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 39 kt. Rain likely. Seas 7 ft subsiding to 5 ft.
Thursday Night
NW wind 18 to 22 kt, with gusts as high as 30 kt. Mostly clear. Seas 4 to 5 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.


  1. This forecast is for a single location. For safety concerns, mariners should be aware of the weather over a larger area. Forecast information for a larger area can be found within the zone forecast and the NDFD graphics.
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Point Forecast: 42.39°N 70.47°W
Last Update: 10:02 pm EST Feb 25, 2024
Forecast Valid: 12am EST Feb 26, 2024-6pm EST Mar 3, 2024
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