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Storm Tracking Across the Plains; Powerful Pacific System is Approaching

Some heavy rain and possible flash flooding may affect the Central Plains through Thursday. Meanwhile, wintry weather conditions will spread through portions of Central and Northern Plains. A powerful storm system is forecast to approach the Pacific Northwest, then spreading inland and down through California through the end of this week. A series of storms will impact Alaska into the weekend. 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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