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Severe weather possible for large portion of central, southern U.S.

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe weather Thursday afternoon through early Friday across portions of the southern and central Plains into the mid-Mississippi and Tennessee Valleys. Widespread thunderstorms are expected along and ahead of a cold front moving across these areas. The storms could produce damaging wind gusts, hail and perhaps even a couple tornadoes.
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Last Update: 901 AM PDT THU OCT 2 2014

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Inner waters from Point Mugu to San Mateo Pt. CA including Santa Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands

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  • SynopsisAT 15Z...OR 8 AM PDT...A 1024 MB HIGH WAS LOCATED IN THE GREAT BASIN AND A THERMAL TROUGH WAS JUST OFF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST. ACROSS THE OUTER WATERS...WEAK NW TO N FLOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRI. ACROSS THE INNER WATERS...WEAK TO MODERATE NE FLOW WILL DEVELOP THIS MORNING...WITH THE STRONGEST GUSTS FROM VENTURA SOUTH TO SANTA MONICA...BEFORE SWITCHING TO WEAK W TO NW FLOW LATE THIS AFTERNOON. FOR TONIGHT AND FRI...WEAK NE FLOW WILL PREVAIL THROUGH FRI MORNING...SHIFTING TO WEAK ONSHORE FRI AFTERNOON.
  • Today From point mugu to santa monica...NE winds 15 to 20 kt becoming NW 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Elsewhere...winds variable 10 kt or less becoming NW in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 10 seconds and S 3 ft at 19 seconds.
  • Tonight W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 10 seconds and SW 3 ft at 18 seconds.
  • Fri NE winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming W in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. SW swell 3 ft at 17 seconds.
  • Fri Night W winds 5 to 15 kt...becoming NW after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. SW swell 3 ft at 17 seconds.
  • Sat NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 1 to 2 ft at 13 seconds. SW swell 2 ft.
  • Sat Night Winds variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. SW swell 3 ft at 16 seconds.
  • Sun W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 ft and S 3 ft.
  • Mon W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 ft and SW 3 ft. Patchy fog.



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Zone Area Forecast for Inner waters from Point Mugu to San Mateo Pt. CA including Santa Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands
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