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Severe weather possible for parts of central Plains

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon and evening across portions of the central Plains, from northeastern Colorado into portions of southwestern Nebraska and northwestern Kansas. Large hail, damaging straight-line winds will be the main threats, though a couple of tornadoes are possible, as well.
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Last Update: 117 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

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Rhode Island Sound

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM
EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...


  • SynopsisHIGH PRESSURE OFFSHORE WILL BRING A SOUTHWEST FLOW TO THE WATERS. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS LATE TODAY AND EARLY TONIGHT. HURRICANE CRISTOBAL WILL PASS WELL OFFSHORE ON THURSDAY...BUT SWELL FROM THE STORM WILL IMPACT SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND WATERS TONIGHT THROUGH FRI. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER NEW ENGLAND THURSDAY AND FRIDAY...THEN MOVES EAST OF THE WATERS SATURDAY.

    FOR INFORMATION ON POSSIBLE HAZARDOUS WEATHER BEYOND THE 24-36 HOUR FORECAST PERIOD...PLEASE VISIT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BOSTON AND FOLLOW THE CURRENT HAZARDS LINK ABOVE THE MAP ON THE LEFT.
  • This Afternoon SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
  • Tonight SW winds around 10 kt...becoming W after midnight. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Thu NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft.
  • Thu Night N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
  • Fri N winds around 10 kt...becoming E in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
  • Fri Night SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
  • Sat S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
  • Sat Night SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
  • Sun SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
  • Sun Night SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of showers and tstms. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.

    winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

    seas are reported as significant wave height...which is the average of the highest third of the waves. individual wave heights may be more than twice the significant wave height.



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