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Severe weather expected for portions of the Central U.S on Thursday

The NWS Storm Prediction Center (SPC) expects severe weather in the Central U.S on Thursday. The area of greatest concern is in the southern and central Plains. This area has been outlined by SPC as a slight risk area. The primary threat with these storms will be damaging winds and large hail, but isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.
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Last Update: 851 PM PDT WED MAY 6 2015

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58NM SW Santa Cruz CA

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

Synopsis: HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE EASTERN PACIFIC COUPLED WITH A LOW DROPPING DOWN FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILL MAINTAIN STRONG NORTHERLY FLOW ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS INTO THROUGH TONIGHT. GALE FORCE WINDS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS NORTH OF PIGEON POINT. WINDS WILL EASE A BIT THURSDAY BUT REMAIN WITHIN SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CRITERIA. THE STRONG WINDS WILL PRODUCE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS WITH STEEP WIND WAVES AND FRESH SWELL.

Tonight
NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 4 to 7 ft. NW swell 12 to 15 ft at 10 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds.
Thu
NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 6 ft. NW swell 12 to 15 ft at 10 seconds. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Thu Night
NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 11 to 14 ft at 10 seconds. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening.
Fri
W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 8 to 10 ft at 9 seconds.
Fri Night
NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 9 seconds.
Sat
NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. NW swell 3 to 5 ft.
Sun
NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 4 to 6 ft...shifting to the W 6 to 7 ft.
Mon
NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 7 to 8 ft...becoming 6 to 8 ft.
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Last Update: 851 PM PDT WED MAY 6 2015
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