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Severe Weather Climatology

The data on this page comes from NOAA’s National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center web page Climatological or Past Storm Information and Data.  These statistics span from 1955-2004 for Hail and Damaging Winds, and from 1950-2004 for Tornadoes.  The following information pertains to Burlington's county warning area.


HAIL

Hail data is only collected for hail measuring at least .75 inches in diameter. Any size less than this would not cause serious damage. The hail size specifications are:

Penny up to Golf Ball Size:               .75 inches > hail < 1.75 inches
Golf Ball up to Tennis Ball Size:       1.75 inches > hail < 2.5 inches
Tennis Ball Size or Larger:               hail > 2.5 inches

 

Hail

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Yearly

Total

Monthly

Total Yearly

                                  

Where exactly was the hail?  Click on the following links to find out.

All Hail

 

Penny up to Golf Ball Size Hail
Golf Ball up to Tennis Ball Size Hail
Tennis Ball Size or Larger Hail

DAMAGING WIND

Damaging wind is recorded when the wind speed reaches 50 knots or more, or does some kind of damage to the area. There is no distinction between the two. Each report is recorded the same way.

Damaging Wind

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Dec

 

 

Monthly

Total Yearly


                                  

Where exactly was the severe wind?  Click on the following links to find out.

All Wind

 

Injury Causing Wind
Fatal Wind

TORNADOES

Tornado data is actually recorded by tornado segments. A segment is a tornado that affects a certain area like a county. This means that if one tornado travels within two counties, two tornado segments will be recorded even though only one tornado occurred. The data is broken up into the following three categories:

Combined:          All recorded tornadoes
Strong:                Tornadoes of magnitude F2 or greater
Fatal:                 
Tornadoes causing at least one death

 

 

Tornadoes

Jan

Feb

Mar

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May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

 

Total

Monthly

Total Yearly

                             

Where exactly were the tornadoes?  Click on the following links to find out.

All Tornadoes

 

Strong Tornadoes
Injury Causing Tornadoes
Fatal Tornadoes

ALL SEVERE WEATHER

The following graphs show the number of severe weather reports in all three categories.

All Severe Weather

Yearly

Hourly

 

 

Where exactly was all this severe weather?  Click on the following link to find out.

All Severe Weather

 

DATA FILE LINKS

Hail Data

Damaging Wind Data

Tornado Data

 

RELATED LINKS

NOAA Climatological or Past Storm Information and Data

KCXX Radar Area Climatology

KTYX Radar Area Climatology

Nationwide Severe Thunderstorm Climatology from NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory

 

 


Page Created by Saint Michael’s College Student Intern David Miller   in April of 2006.

Contact Paul Sisson with questions.

 

 


 

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