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Severe weather possible for parts of central Plains

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon and evening across portions of the central Plains, from northeastern Colorado into portions of southwestern Nebraska and northwestern Kansas. Large hail, damaging straight-line winds will be the main threats, though a couple of tornadoes are possible, as well.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 717 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

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Coastal Waters East of Ipswich Bay and the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Marine Zone Forecast





  • SynopsisSOUTHWEST WIND FLOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE WATERS TONIGHT AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT. THIS FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS EARLY THU. HURRICANE CRISTOBAL WILL PASS WELL OFFSHORE ON THU...BUT SWELL FROM THE STORM WILL IMPACT SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND WATERS THROUGH FRI. HIGH PRES WILL BUILD OVER NEW ENGLAND THU AND FRI...THEN MOVE EAST OF THE GULF OF MAINE ON SAT. SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL PREVAIL SAT THROUGH MON. THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK FOR SHOWERS AND TSTMS ON SUN...WITH BETTER CHANCES ON MON.

    FOR INFORMATION ON POSSIBLE HAZARDOUS WEATHER BEYOND THE 24-36 HOUR FORECAST PERIOD...PLEASE VISIT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BOSTON AND FOLLOW THE CURRENT HAZARDS LINK ABOVE THE MAP ON THE LEFT.
  • Tonight SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt...becoming W after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A slight chance of tstms. Showers likely this evening... Then a chance of showers after midnight.
  • Thu N winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the morning. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
  • Thu Night NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
  • Fri N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt... Becoming NE 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
  • Fri Night SE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
  • Sat S winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
  • Sat Night SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
  • Sun SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
  • Sun Night SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
  • Mon SW winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
  • Mon Night SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.

    winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

    seas are reported as significant wave height...which is the average of the highest third of the waves. individual wave heights may be more than twice the significant wave height.




WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. SEAS ARE REPORTED AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST THIRD OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVE HEIGHTS MAY BE MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.

Additional Forecasts and Information

Zone Area Forecast for Coastal Waters East of Ipswich Bay and the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
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