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Severe weather is expected across the central and southern Plains on Wednesday

The Storm Prediction Center is forecasting severe weather for Wednesday across much of the central and southern Plains. Primary threats will be large hail and damaging winds. There could also be small tornado risk farther south along the dryline.
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Last Update: 437 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

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Coastal waters from Cape Charles Light VA to NC VA border out 20 nm

Marine Zone Forecast

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



  • SynopsisA COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE WATERS EARLY THIS MORNING...RESULTING IN A STRONG NORTHWESTERLY SURGE THROUGH TODAY. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS BACK INTO THE REGION TONIGHT AND SLIDES OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST BY THURSDAY EVENING. THE NEXT COLD FRONT TO BRING RAIN TO THE AREA WILL CROSS THE WATERS ON FRIDAY...FOLLOWED BY A SERIES OF WEAK AND GENERALLY DRY FRONTS THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
  • Through 7 Am N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
  • Today NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
  • Tonight NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 25 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft with a dominant period of 6 seconds.
  • Thu NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 25 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
  • Thu Night SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
  • Fri S winds 10 kt...increasing to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
  • Fri Night S winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W after midnight. Seas 2 ft. A chance of showers in the evening.
  • Sat W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
  • Sat Night NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
  • Sun NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.



Additional Forecasts and Information

Zone Area Forecast for Coastal waters from Cape Charles Light VA to NC VA border out 20 nm