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Western Heat Wave Continues; Watching the Gulf of Mexico

A dangerous heat wave will continue to bring record temperatures to much of the West through this week. A tropical disturbance in the southwest Gulf of Mexico will likely form into a tropical depression late this week over the central or northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Heavy rain could begin to impact portions of the northern Gulf Coast on Friday. Read More >

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PUBLIC SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0458 PM CDT WED APR 27 2011
   
...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED OVER PARTS OF THE GULF STATES
NORTHWARD THROUGH THE OHIO VALLEY AND EASTWARD INTO THE APPALACHIANS
THROUGH LATE EVENING...
   
THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER IN NORMAN OK IS FORECASTING THE
DEVELOPMENT OF A FEW STRONG LONG TRACK TORNADOES AND POTENTIALLY
WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS  OVER PARTS OF THE GULF STATES NORTHWARD
THROUGH THE OHIO VALLEY AND EASTWARD INTO THE APPALACHIANS THROUGH
LATE EVENING.
   
THE AREAS MOST LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE THIS ACTIVITY INCLUDE
   
       CENTRAL AND NORTHERN ALABAMA
       NORTHWEST GEORGIA
       NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI
       SOUTHERN TENNESSEE   
 
A DANGEROUS SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK IS UNDERWAY ACROSS THE CENTRAL
GULF STATES INTO PORTIONS OF THE TENNESSEE AND LOWER OHIO VALLEY. 
AS A STRONG WEATHER DISTURBANCE MOVES NORTHEASTWARD OUT OF THE OZARK
PLATEAU REGION TOWARD THE GREAT LAKES THIS EVENING...AN UNSTABLE AIR
MASS AND STRONG WIND FIELDS WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT LONG LIVED
SUPERCELL STORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG TORNADOES...AND
ORGANIZED STORM CLUSTERS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG DAMAGING WINDS.
THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST AFTER DARK THROUGH
AT LEAST LATE EVENING...SPREADING NORTHWARD TOWARD THE UPPER OHIO
VALLEY...AND EASTWARD INTO THE APPALACHIANS.
   
STATE AND LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGERS ARE MONITORING THIS POTENTIALLY
VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. THOSE IN THE THREATENED AREA ARE URGED TO
REVIEW SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY RULES AND TO LISTEN TO
RADIO...TELEVISION...AND NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR POSSIBLE
WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND STATEMENTS LATER TODAY.
   
..KERR.. 04/27/2011
   
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