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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: 1005 PM EDT TUE APR 22 2014

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Coastal waters from Chincoteague to Parramore Island VA out 20 nm

Marine Zone Forecast

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



  • SynopsisA COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE WATERS OVERNIGHT...RESULTING IN A STRONG NORTHWESTERLY SURGE THROUGH WEDNESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE RETURNS WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY. A SERIES OF WEAK FRONTS WILL CROSS THE WATERS FRIDAY INTO THE WEEKEND.
  • Overnight W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NW 15 to 20 kt late. Seas 3 to 4 ft building to 5 ft late with a dominant period of 8 seconds. Scattered showers late in the evening.
  • Wed NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
  • Wed Night NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt... Diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 6 ft.
  • Thu NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
  • Thu Night W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft...subsiding to 2 ft after midnight.
  • Fri S winds 10 kt...increasing to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
  • Fri Night SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W after midnight. Seas 3 ft. A chance of showers in the evening.
  • Sat W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
  • Sat Night W winds 15 kt...becoming NW after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
  • Sun NW winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 ft.



Additional Forecasts and Information

Zone Area Forecast for Coastal waters from Chincoteague to Parramore Island VA out 20 nm