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Severe weather possible for parts of Plains on Wednesday

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon and evening across portions of the central Plains and mid-Missouri Valley, with a higher concentration of severe storms possible in parts of eastern Kansas and far southeast Nebraska. Large hail and damaging winds could occur with the stronger thunderstorms. A tornado or two will be possible as well.
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Last Update: 357 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

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Rhode Island Sound

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...



  • SynopsisHIGH PRES STATIONED OVER SE CANADA COMBINED WITH WAVES OF LOW PRES MOVING WELL OFFSHORE OF CAPE COD WILL KEEP A PERSISTENT NE WIND FLOW ACROSS THE WATERS THROUGH THU. THE HIGH WILL NUDGE SOUTH OVER NEW ENGLAND THU AND FRI. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE WATERS LATE SAT. GUSTY WEST WINDS WILL FOLLOW ON SUN.

    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.
  • Today NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of showers this morning. Showers likely this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Tonight NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Patchy fog. Showers likely. Vsby 1 nm or less.
  • Thu NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of showers with patchy drizzle. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Thu Night NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
  • Fri NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the morning. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
  • Fri Night NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
  • Sat SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Showers likely. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Sat Night SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Showers likely. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
  • Sun W winds around 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
  • Sun Night W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

    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.




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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