Central U.S. Severe Storms and Heavy Rain; Western Fire Weather Threats

A strong system will produce a swath of impacts. Severe storms with large hail, damaging winds, and a couple of tornadoes will be possible in the south and central Plains. Heavy rain could cause flash flooding in the Mid Mississippi Valley. Mountain snow will develop in the Rockies. Critical fire weather threats are expected across northern California and the Southwest.
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Last Update: 847 PM PDT Fri May 7 2021

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9NM W North Bend OR

Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT SATURDAY...

Synopsis: A thermal trough will persist near the coast. Gusty north winds and steep seas are likely south of Cape Blanco into Sunday afternoon. Winds and seas are then likely to build with steep seas expanding north of Cape Blanco, and seas becoming very steep south of Gold Beach for the first half of next week.

Tonight
N gales 35 kt...easing to 5 to 10 kt late tonight. Wind waves 3 ft late in the evening...becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 7 to 8 ft at 10 seconds.
Sat
NE wind 5 kt early in the morning... Becoming variable less than 5 kt, then...becoming NW 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Cape arago southward, NE wind 10 kt...backing to N late in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 6 ft at 10 seconds.
Sat Night
N wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 5 ft at 9 seconds.
Sun
N wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 3 to 4 ft.
Sun Night
N wind 15 to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 5 ft.
Mon
N wind 10 to 20 kt...rising to 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 4 ft.
Mon Night
N wind 20 to 25 kt...easing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. W swell 4 to 5 ft.
Tue
N wind 15 to 20 kt. Wind waves 4 to 5 ft... Subsiding to 3 ft after midnight. W swell 3 to 4 ft.
Wed
N wind 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft... Becoming 2 ft or less. W swell 3 ft.
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Last Update: 847 PM PDT Fri May 7 2021
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