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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: 933 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

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Coastal waters from Fenwick Island DE to Chincoteague VA out 20 nm

Marine Zone Forecast

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



  • SynopsisA COLD FRONT MOVES SOUTHEAST OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST THIS MORNING...FOLLOWED BY STRONG NORTHWESTERLY WINDS 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.
  • Rest Of Today NW winds 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft with a dominant period of 8 seconds.
  • Tonight NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft with a dominant period of 7 seconds.
  • Thu NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 6 ft.
  • Thu Night W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
  • Fri E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SE 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
  • Fri Night S winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W after midnight. Seas 3 ft. A chance of showers in the evening.
  • Sat W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
  • Sat Night NW winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
  • Sun NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.



Additional Forecasts and Information

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