Active Week Of Severe Weather Possible Over Portions Of The Plains

Severe thunderstorms will be possible over portions of the Plains each afternoon and evening this week. The main threats with these storms are expected to be large hail, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes. Locally heavy rainfall could pose a risk for some flooding concerns particularly over portions of the Great Plains and Mississippi Valley.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 445 AM EDT THU MAY 26 2016

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Key West, FL Local Forecast Office

3NM NNE Florida Bay FL

Marine Zone Forecast

SEAS ARE GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...
Synopsis: A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM EXTENDING ACROSS THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC...FLORIDA PENINSULA...AND EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO WILL MAINTAIN FRESH NORTHEAST TO EAST BREEZES ACROSS FLORIDA KEYS COASTAL WATERS TODAY AND TONIGHT. THE HIGH PRESSURE AREA THEN WILL WEAKEN GRADUALLY....AND MOVE NORTHWARD TONIGHT AND FRIDAY. A LOW PRESSURE AREA WILL DEVELOP OVER THE ATLANTIC...EAST OF FLORIDA...AND MOVE NORTHWESTWARD SATURDAY AND SUNDAY...AS A WEAKER PRESSURE PATTERN AND LIGHTER BREEZES DEVELOP ACROSS THE FLORIDA KEYS THROUGH MEMORIAL DAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF MAY 21...

20 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY. 19 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. 23 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST. 28 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY. 27 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON. 11 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA. 11 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO. 12 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

Today
Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy. Isolated showers.
Tonight
Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Friday
East winds near 15 knots. Bay waters a moderate chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Friday Night
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday
East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday Night Through Monday Night
Northeast to east winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 445 AM EDT THU MAY 26 2016
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