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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: 406 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

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Coastal waters from Cape Fear NC to Little River Inlet SC out 20 nm

Marine Zone Forecast





  • SynopsisHIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE NORTH...MOVING OVERHEAD ON THURSDAY AND THEN OFFSHORE ON FRIDAY. THE NEXT COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA FRIDAY NIGHT...WITH HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING INTO THE AREA FOR THE WEEKEND.
  • Today W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
  • Tonight N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
  • Thu NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
  • Thu Night S winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
  • Fri S winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
  • Fri Night SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
  • Sat W winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
  • Sun E winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

    winds and seas higher in and near tstms.




WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

Additional Forecasts and Information

Zone Area Forecast for Coastal waters from Cape Fear NC to Little River Inlet SC out 20 nm