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Severe weather possible for parts of Mississippi, Tennessee and Ohio Valleys

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe weather Thursday afternoon and evening. Scattered strong to severe storms are expected to develop from southern Mo. across Ark. and into northern La. during the afternoon hours before spreading eastward into western portions Tenn. and Ky., northwest Miss. and southern Ill. during the evening. The main threat will be damaging winds.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 1030 AM EDT THU APR 24 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 AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL PERSIST OVER MOST OF THE GULF OF MEXICO FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. THE HIGH WILL MOVE EAST OVER THE FLORIDA PENINSULA TO THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

    THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF APRIL 23...

    34 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY. 19 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. 19 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST. 23 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY. 16 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON. 6 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA. 6 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO. 4 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

    GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.
  • This Afternoon Variable winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to a light chop.
  • Tonight And Friday Mainly east to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. bay waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers tonight.
  • Friday Night And Saturday East to southeast winds near 10 knots. bay waters a light chop.
  • Saturday Night And Sunday Southeast winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop.
  • Sunday Night Through Monday Night East to southeast winds near 15 knots. Bay waters a moderate chop. Isolated showers.



Additional Forecasts and Information

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