Severe Thunderstorm Threat Increasing This Week from the High Plains to Gulf Coast

A storm system will move from the Rockies to the East Coast during the next several days bringing a severe thunderstorm threat to many parts of the nation. On Thursday, large hail will be the main threat in the High Plains. By Friday a more widespread threat will develop in the ArkLaTex region where damaging winds, very large hail and tornadoes will be possible.
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Last Update: 856 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017

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...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PDT THURSDAY...
Synopsis: AT 03Z...OR 8 PM PST...A 995 MB LOW WAS 900 NM W OF PORTLAND...WITH A COLD FRONT TRAILING SW OF THE THE LOW. A 1026 MB HIGH WAS LOCATED AROUND 700 NM W OF POINT CONCEPTION. THE HIGH WILL SHIFT E THROUGH FRI. THE COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE COASTAL WATERS FRI NIGHT AND SAT.

Tonight
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 7 to 9 ft dominant period 13 seconds.
Thu
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 30 kt. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 7 to 9 ft dominant period 13 seconds.
Thu Night
Western portion...NW winds 20 to 25 kt becoming 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Eastern portion...W winds 10 to 15 kt becoming variable 10 kt or less after midnight. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft dominant period 13 seconds...subsiding to 4 to 6 ft dominant period 13 seconds after midnight.
Fri
Winds variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 11 seconds.
Fri Night
W winds 10 to 20 kt...becoming 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 11 seconds. Chance of showers.
Sat
Winds variable 10 kt or less...becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 5 ft. Chance of showers.
Sat Night
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 4 to 6 ft.
Sun
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft.
Mon
NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 4 to 6 ft.
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Last Update: 856 PM PDT WED MAR 22 2017
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