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Significant Ice Storm for the South

A relatively long duration ice storm is expected for portions of Southern Plains & Mid-South beginning today through Wednesday. Winter Storm Warnings and Ice Storm Warnings are now in effect from central Texas into the mid-Mississippi Valley. Heavy ice accumulations exceeding half an inch in some areas will cause power outages and tree damage. Travel could be nearly impossible in some areas. Read More >

Great Lakes Beach Hazards

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About Great Lakes Beach Forecasts & Statements: They are issued seasonally for the U.S. side of Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Ontario, and Lake Superior from roughly Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend (weather dependent). Beach forecasts contain a daily swim risk, which is based on that days threat of high waves and dangerous currents. Beach hazard statements provide additional details on high swim risk days.

 

As of September 30, 2022 the Surf Zone Forecast has ended across the Great Lakes for the season. The Surf Zone Forecast for the Great Lakes will resume in late May 2023.

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