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Severe Storms and Heavy Rain in the Plains; Cool with Mountain Snow in the Great Basin and Rockies

A cold front combining with Imelda remnants will produce severe storms with large to very large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rain across the Central Plains and Middle Mississippi Valley. Storms may also develop in the Upper Midwest. Mountain snow in the North and Central Rockies, and widespread cooler than normal temperatures will follow the fronts passage. Read More >

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The wind rose shows distribution of wind direction per month at a TAF site for the entire 24 hours. It shows the percentage of time the wind is from a certain direction using the rings and the color indicates what percentage of time the wind speed is from that direction.

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MVFR
1000 - 3000 ft.
3 - 5 sm.
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500 - 1000 ft.
1 to <3 sm
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1/2 to < 1 sm.
VLIFR
< 200 ft.
< 1/2 sm.

 

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