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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. Read More >


User's guide for the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Enhanced Products for the Tsunami and other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (CARIBE-EWS)



PTWC Tsunami Products for Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

Users’ Guide


CaribeWave 18

Thursday, March 15, 2018 14h00 UTC

Documents and registration are available on the CaribeWave 18 web page


     The Caribbean Tsunami Warning Program (CTWP)

supports domestic and international the tsunami

warning services and programs in the Caribbean and

Adjacent Regions. The office focuses on strengthening

and sustaining the tsunami observational system as well

as the continued enhancement of tsunami outreach,

education and readiness, including the implementation

of the TsunamiReady® and international Tsunami

Ready Programs. 


     Within NOAA it works closely with the U.S. Tsunami

Warning Centers (National Tsunami Warning Center and

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center); the International

Tsunami Information Center; the NWS San Juan

Weather Forecast Office responsible for disseminating

tsunami products to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin

Islands; the NOAA Center for Tsunami Research and the National Ocean Service for water level monitoring. 


     The CTWP also participates and supports activities of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission's Intergovernmental Coordination

Group for Tsunamis and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean Sea and Adjacent Regions (CARIBE-EWS). The CARIBE-EWS covers

48 states and territories in the Caribbean and Western Atlantic. The CTWP coordinates efforts with the Caribbean Tsunami Information Center (Barbados) and

works closely with the seismic, sea level and GPS operators and the officially designated National Tsunami Warning Focal Points, National Tsunami Warning

Centers and Tsunami National Contacts. The Program organizes and participates in training sessions and provides briefings and materials for use by the

general public, government, scientists and broadcast media. It is staffed by two full time employees and Student Interns. Efforts are made to have resources

available in English, Spanish and French. The CTWP was established in 2010 by the U.S. National Weather Service. It is co-located with the Puerto Rico

Seismic Network at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez.