Severe Thunderstorm and Fire Weather Threats in the Central U.S. Today; Strong Storm in Western Alaska

There is an Enhanced Risk (Level 3 of 5) for severe thunderstorms today with threats for significant severe hail and tornado potential over southern Iowa into northern Missouri and west-central Illinois. Elevated to critical fire weather is possible today due to gusty winds and dry conditions over parts of the southern High Plains and northeastern Montana.
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Last Update: 246 PM CDT Tue Apr 16 2024

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6NM SE Evanston IL

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...
Tonight
Southeast winds to 30 kt with a few gale force gusts to 35 kt. Showers and thunderstorms. Waves 4 to 7 ft occasionally to 9 ft.
Wednesday
South winds 20 to 25 kt becoming southwest to 30 kt with a few gale force gusts to 35 kt in the afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the morning, then slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Waves 3 to 5 ft subsiding to 2 to 4 ft.
Wednesday Night
West winds to 30 kt diminishing to 10 to 20 kt. Mostly cloudy in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 ft.
Thursday
Northwest winds 5 to 10 kt becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of showers in the afternoon. Waves around 1 ft.
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Last Update: 246 PM CDT Tue Apr 16 2024
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