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Severe weather is expected across the central and southern Plains on Wednesday

The Storm Prediction Center is forecasting severe weather for Wednesday across much of the central and southern Plains. Primary threats will be large hail and damaging winds. There could also be small tornado risk farther south along the dryline.
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Last Update: 848 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

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Lake Michigan Michigan City IN to St. Joseph MI 5 NM off shore to Mid Lake

Marine Zone Forecast

WAVES ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHTS...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES...ALONG WITH THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 10 PERCENT OF THE WAVES WHICH WILL OCCASIONALLY BE ENCOUNTERED.

  • SynopsisHIGH PRESSURE OF 30.2 INCHES OVER THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES WILL MOVE EAST ACROSS THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES THIS AFTERNOON AND TO THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES BY LATE TONIGHT. A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE AVERAGING 29.6 INCHES OVER THE PLAINS STATES WILL MOVE EAST TOWARDS THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES THURSDAY AND THEN MOVE EAST ACROSS THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY. THIS LOW WILL THEN CONTINUE TO THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES FRIDAY NIGHT...AS A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE AVERAGING 30.2 INCHES BUILDS EAST OVER THE UPPER MIDWEST AND WESTERN GREAT LAKES SATURDAY...AND REMAINS SITUATED THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEKEND.
  • Today North winds 10 to 20 kt easing to 10 to 15 kt this afternoon. Waves 3 to 5 ft occasionally to 7 ft subsiding to 1 to 3 ft late.
  • Tonight Northeast winds 5 to 10 kt becoming east after midnight...then increasing to 10 to 15 kt late. Chance of showers...mainly overnight. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
  • Thursday Southeast winds 10 to 20 kt increasing to 30 kt. Chance of showers in the morning...then showers with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Waves building to 4 to 7 ft occasionally to 9 ft.
  • Thursday Night South winds 15 to 25 kt becoming southwest. Showers with a chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then chance of showers overnight. Waves 4 to 7 ft occasionally to 9 ft subsiding to 3 to 5 ft occasionally to 7 ft late.
  • Friday Southwest winds 15 to 25 kt becoming west. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Waves 3 to 5 ft occasionally to 7 ft.
  • Friday Night Northwest winds 15 to 25 kt becoming north. Waves 3 to 5 ft occasionally to 7 ft.
  • Saturday North winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves 3 to 5 ft occasionally to 7 ft.
  • Sunday Northeast winds 15 to 25 kt. Slight chance of showers. Waves 4 to 6 ft occasionally to 8 ft.

    wave forecast is for ice free areas



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Zone Area Forecast for Lake Michigan Michigan City IN to St. Joseph MI 5 NM off shore to Mid Lake