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Wet Weather in the Central Gulf Coast and Pacific Northwest; Critical Fire Weather Threat in the West

Locally heavy rainfall continue to bring flash flooding along the central Gulf Coast from southeast Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle. A strong cold front will bring heavy rain, winds, cooler temperatures, and possibly high elevation snow to the Northwest through the weekend. Widespread critical fire weather due to dry, gusty winds is forecast from the Great Basin into the northern Plains. Read More >

The National Weather Service is developing a new web page for the Atlantic hurricane basin which will interactively display and communicate local tropical storm and hurricane decision-making information based upon on local forecast databases, local statements, and hurricane threats and impact grids.

Users are reminded that tropical cyclone threat grids (wind, flooding rain, storm surge, and tornadoes) became operational on June 1, 2015 in the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD). The grids are available at: https://digital.weather.gov/. Further information on these grids can be found at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notification/tin15-16tc_threat_grids.htm.

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