We here at the NWS hope you have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend!
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A potent spring storm system with abundant moisture will bring a chance of significant severe weather and heavy rain across parts of the southern & central Plains to the lower Ohio & Tennessee Valleys on Saturday. Strong tornadoes, extremely large hail, and widespread damaging winds are possible in these areas.

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A potent spring storm system with abundant moisture will bring a chance
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SATURDAY: Widespread severe gusts are likely from the Ozark Plateau into the lower Ohio Valley. Large to giant hail, tornadoes, and wind damage are possible for parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, and eastward into portions of the Ohio Valley.

Ensure you have multiple ways of receiving severe weather warnings this weekend, and as always, you can check the latest forecast at weather.gov.
SATURDAY Widespread severe gusts are likely from the Ozark Plateau into the
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Lightning is a hazard that can affect anyone. Read today's survivor story, and for more info visit [ Lightningsafety.noaa.gov Link ]
Lightning is a hazard that can affect anyone Read todays survivor story
Protect yourself from the heat while working or playing outside. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and apply sunscreen regularly. Also, dress in lightweight and light-colored clothing and wear a wide brimmed hat. #KeepYourCool #HeatSafety
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Strong winds and very low humidity will create dangerous fire weather conditions in parts of the Desert Southwest and southern High Plains through Friday. Any fires that ignite in this region could rapidly grow out of control. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for these areas.

SPC Fire Weather Outlooks:
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Strong winds and very low humidity will create dangerous fire weather conditions
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Meet Howard Singer, chief scientist at NWS Space Weather Prediction Center. Learn more about the NWS career path he took. [ Weather.gov Link ]
Meet Howard Singer chief scientist at NWS Space Weather Prediction Center Learn
Dangerous rip currents can happen to anyone. Read today's rip current survivor story, and more info visit [ Ripcurrents.noaa.gov Link ]
Dangerous rip currents can happen to anyone Read todays rip current survivor
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JUST IN: Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center say the Atlantic could see another above-normal hurricane season this year. The forecast includes a 70% likelihood of 11-17 named storms, of which 5-9 could become hurricanes - including 2-4 major hurricanes. This all could make the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season comparable to 2016, the most active season since 2012 with 5 land-falling...
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JUST IN Forecasters at NOAAs Climate Prediction Center say the Atlantic could
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Thunderstorms can be a mariner’s worst nightmare. They can develop quickly and can produce strong winds, pounding rain and deadly lightning. If you see clouds beginning to pile up, thunderstorms are likely beginning to develop. Don’t wait until you can hear thunder or see lightning. It is best to head to port or safe shelter at the first sign of a developing storm. [ Nws.noaa.gov Link ]...
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Slight risk of severe thunderstorms over parts of the central High Plains. Heavy rain possible over parts of northern New England Coast. [ Ncep.noaa.gov Link ]
Slight risk of severe thunderstorms over parts of the central High Plains
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Strong winds and very low humidity will create dangerous fire weather conditions in parts of the Desert Southwest and southern High Plains on Thursday. Any fires that ignite tomorrow could rapidly grow out of control in this region. Fire Weather Watches and Red Flag Warnings are in effect for these areas.

NWS Storm Prediction Center – Fire Weather Outlooks
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Strong winds and very low humidity will create dangerous fire weather conditions
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Meet Alana McCants from NWS West Gulf River Forecast Center. Learn more about the path she took to become a meteorologist in the NWS. [ Weather.gov Link ]
Meet Alana McCants from NWS West Gulf River Forecast Center Learn more
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On this day in 2011, the sixth EF-5 tornado of 2011 occurred in central Oklahoma as part of a larger outbreak that spawned 48 tornadoes. This outbreak came just two days after the Joplin, MO EF5 tornado and only about a month after the devastating tornado outbreaks in late April across the southeastern US.
On this day in 2011 the sixth EF5 tornado of 2011 occurred
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Severe weather is expected today and tonight across portions of the southeast US, which includes the risk for damaging wind and tornadoes.
Severe weather is expected today and tonight across portions of the southeast
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Know your risk for severe weather? See the Storm Prediction Center @NWSSPC[ Spc.noaa.gov Link ] #SpringSafety
Know your risk for severe weather See the Storm Prediction Center NWSSPC SpringSafety
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