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Severe weather threat returns to the southern Plains on Sunday

Severe weather is possible on Sunday across a large portion of the southern Plains. Large to very large hail and damaging winds are the primary threats although isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out. The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted an area of Slight Risk for the area most likely to see severe weather.
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Last Update: 424 AM EDT SUN APR 26 2015

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Key West, FL Local Forecast Office

3NM NNE Florida Bay FL

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.

Synopsis: HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA AND THE KEYS THROUGH MONDAY. AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OVER THE NORTHWEST GULF OF MEXICO MONDAY NIGHT...MOVE EASTWARD ACROSS THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...THEN OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST BY THURSDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF APRIL 24TH...

37 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY. 31 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. 31 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST. 31 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY. 18 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON. 5 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA. 5 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.

Today
Southwest winds near 10 knots...becoming west 10 to 15 knots this afternoon. Bay waters a light to moderate chop.
Tonight
West to northwest winds 10 to 15 knots...decreasing to 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light to moderate chop...becoming smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers.
Monday
Variable winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers.
Monday Night
Northwest to east winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Tuesday
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Wednesday And Wednesday Night
Southwest to west winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Thursday And Thursday Night
West to northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

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Last Update: 424 AM EDT SUN APR 26 2015
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