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Severe storms possible in Plains, Mid-Mississippi Valley

Severe thunderstorms will be possible Wednesday afternoon and evening across portions of the Central Plains and Mid-Mississippi River Valley. Large hail and damaging wind will be the main threats.

Current conditions at

Talkeetna, Talkeetna Airport (PATK)

Lat: 62.32°NLon: 150.09°WElev: 358ft.




Humidity 42%
Wind Speed S 6 mph
Barometer 29.84 in (1010.4 mb)
Dewpoint 54°F (12°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index79°F (26°C)
Last update 4 Aug 5:53 pm AKDT

Detailed Forecast

Partly cloudy. Isolated showers in the evening along the mountains. Lows in the lower to mid 50s. Variable wind to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon...mainly along the mountains. Highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s. Variable wind 10 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening...mainly along the mountains...then scattered showers after midnight. lows in the mid 40s to mid 50s. Variable wind 10 mph.
Partly sunny with scattered showers. Highs in the lower 60s to lower 70s. Variable wind to 10 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy with isolated showers in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the 40s. Light winds.
Partly cloudy. Highs 65 to 75.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows 45 to 55.
Saturday Through Sunday
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the 60s. Lows 45 to 55.
Sunday Night Through Tuesday
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Lows 45 to 55. Highs in the 60s.

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347 PM AKDT TUE AUG 4 2015
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