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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 >

Hurricane Maria destroyed one Federal Aviation Administration radar and disabled the other in Puerto Rico, hindering weather forecasts. NOAA teamed up with the Department of Defense to get two mobile radar units deployed to the island. This federal collaboration is improving public safety by providing vital weather forecasting infrastructure as the islands continue to recover. More information here.

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