Severe weather threat shifts east into Mississippi Valley on Wednesday

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center expects an enhanced risk of severe weather on Wednesday. The area of greatest concern is from central Missouri through Arkansas into eastern Texas and Louisiana. In this area, damaging winds, very large hail and isolated tornadoes are all possible.
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Last Update: 859 AM PDT WED MAR 29 2017

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37NM W Brookings OR

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...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON...

Synopsis: LONG PERIOD WEST SWELL WILL MAKE BAR CROSSINGS HAZARDOUS TODAY. SEAS WILL REMAIN HIGH AND STEEP THROUGH TONIGHT. A FRONT WILL BRING ADVISORY STRENGTH SOUTHERLY WINDS TODAY FOR AREAS FROM GOLD BEACH NORTHWARD. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD WEST OF THE WATERS WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY BRINGING NORTH WINDS. A DISTURBANCE MOVES ACROSS THE AREA LATE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. HIGH AND VERY LONG PERIOD WEST SWELL IS EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND.

Today
Northern portion, S wind 20 to 25 kt...becoming SW 15 to 20 kt late afternoon. Southern portion, S wind 15 to 20 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. Swell W 11 to 12 ft at 15 seconds. Rain.
Tonight
W wind 10 to 15 kt...veering to NW in the late evening and overnight. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. Swell W 10 to 11 ft at 14 seconds. Slight chance of rain in the evening. Isolated tstms after midnight.
Thu
NW wind 15 to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. Swell W 8 to 9 ft at 13 seconds. Chance of showers.
Thu Night
N wind 10 to 15 kt northern portion and N 20 kt southern portion. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. Swell W 8 ft.
Fri
N wind 10 to 15 kt northern portion and N 20 kt southern portion. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. Swell W 7 to 8 ft.
Fri Night
Northern portion, N wind 10 to 15 kt. Southern portion, N wind 25 kt...easing to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 6 ft. Swell W 5 to 6 ft.
Sat
N wind 15 kt...rising to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 ft...building to 6 ft. Swell W 6 ft...building to W 11 ft and SW 6 ft.
Sun
N wind 25 kt...easing to 20 kt in the afternoon, then... Rising to 25 kt. Wind waves 5 to 6 ft. Swell W 13 ft.
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Last Update: 859 AM PDT WED MAR 29 2017
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