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: 840 AM PDT WED MAR 29 2017

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36NM W Cannon Beach OR

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...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT THIS MORNING...
Synopsis: A LOW PRES CENTER AROUND 47N/129W THIS MORNING WILL CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN AND MOVE NE TODAY. THE LOW IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ASHORE NEAR VANCOUVER ISLAND LATER THIS MORNING. A SLOW-MOVING FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL RESIDE OVER THE WATERS THIS MORNING BEFORE PUSHING ONSHORE. A SECONDARY COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE WATERS THIS EVENING. HIGH PRES BUILDS TONIGHT AND THU THEN HOLDS OVER THE WATERS FRI. A WEAK FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS SATURDAY MORNING.

Today
SW wind 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt... Becoming W 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves W 4 ft at 6 seconds. W swell 14 ft at 15 seconds. Rain in the morning.
Tonight
NW wind 10 to 15 kt...rising to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves NW 3 ft at 5 seconds. W swell 12 ft at 14 seconds...subsiding to 10 ft at 14 seconds after midnight. Chance of showers.
Thu
NW wind 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves NW 3 ft at 5 seconds. W swell 9 ft at 13 seconds. Chance of showers in the morning.
Thu Night
NW wind 10 to 15 kt...easing to 5 kt after midnight. Wind waves NW 2 ft at 4 seconds. W swell 8 ft at 14 seconds.
Fri
S wind to 5 kt...rising to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves S 1 ft at 4 seconds. W swell 7 ft at 14 seconds.
Fri Night
SW wind 5 to 10 kt...becoming S 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves S 2 ft at 5 seconds. W swell 6 ft at 13 seconds. Chance of rain.
Sat
NW wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. W swell 11 ft.
Sun
NW wind 20 to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. W swell 14 ft.
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Last Update: 840 AM PDT WED MAR 29 2017
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