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Severe weather possible for parts of central Plains

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Friday afternoon and evening across portions of the central Plains, from northeastern Colorado across much of Nebraska and northern Kansas and into extreme portions of western Iowa and northwestern Missouri. Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are possible.
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Last Update: 1030 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2014

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Florida Bay including Barnes Sound Blackwater Sound and Buttonwood Sound

Marine Zone Forecast

SEAS ARE GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.


  • SynopsisAN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL FLORIDA THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY...BEFORE RETREATING EASTWARD SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.

    THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF AUGUST 20TH...

    24 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY. 8 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. 4 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST. 5 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY. LESS THAN 1 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON. 1 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA. 2 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO. 1 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

    GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.
  • This Afternoon East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
  • Tonight East winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
  • Saturday And Saturday Night Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
  • Sunday Northeast winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. isolated showers and thunderstorms.
  • Sunday Night Northeast to east winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
  • Monday And Monday Night Northeast to east winds 5 to 10 knots. bay waters mostly smooth. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
  • Tuesday And Tuesday Night East winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters mostly smooth. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.



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Zone Area Forecast for Florida Bay including Barnes Sound Blackwater Sound and Buttonwood Sound
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