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Picture of a tornado near the Statue of Liberty, 1976
Picture of a tornado near the Statue of Liberty, 1976
F1 Tornado 7/7/1976
Lightning strikes Empire State Building


Severe Weather Awareness Week: April 22-28, 2007

Skywarn Storm Spotters have their eyes on the sky for NOAA's NWS

NEWS RELEASE: NY Weather Warning Tests Scheduled

New York State Governor's Proclamation

Communication Drills

 Test Isuances: The National Weather Service will issue TEST Warnings on:

Tuesday, April 24 @ 11:15 am - A TEST Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued as a Special Weather Statement for mass dissemination and as a Required Weekly Test (RWT) for the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and for NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio.

Thursday, April 26 @ 1:15 pm - A TEST Tornado Warning will be issued as a Special Weather Statement for mass dissemination and as a Required Monthly Test (RMT) for the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and for NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio.

 Response to Test Issuances: Participants should respond to these TEST warnings by
 accessing the following web page below with the appropriate Password that was provided, which are hosted by the New York State Emergency Management Office:

http://dev.nysemo.state.ny.us/nws/index.htm

Day Topic- Public Information Statement
Sunday Introduction
Monday Terms and Definitions (Watch,Warning, etc) and First Communication Drill
Tuesday Meteorology of Severe Thunderstorms...including safety
Wednesday Severe Weather Safety and Preparedness and Second Communication Drill
Thursday Meteorology of Tornadoes...including safety
Friday Meteorology/Hydrology of Flooding...including safety
Saturday Review


 National Lightning Safety Awareness Week : June 24-30, 2007

The Nation will celebrate its fourth annual National Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 24-30, 2007. NWS staff thank all of the people who are helping to make this year's lightning safety campaign a reality. Lightning Safety Week is held the last full week of June each year.

Please visit the multimedia page to see some of the highlights of last year's campaign, including public service announcements with PGA Tour golfer Rocco Mediate and Vijay Singh, and Soccer Star Siri Mullinix and video clips with some of the other lightning experts who took part in the press conference.

Lightning Awareness Week Schedule

Day Topic Factsheet
Text of Video
Video
Monday Lightning Overview Lightning & Lightning Safety- An Introduction button to play real media file
Tuesday The Science of Lightning Why do some clouds produce lightning and others don't? button to play real media file
Wednesday Lightning Safety Outdoors Lightning Safety Outdoors button to play real media file
Thursday Lightning Safety Indoors Safe Shelters & Indoor Safety button to play real media file
Friday Medical Aspects The Medical Aspects of Lightning button to play real media file

Link to Real Player for Video To play videos, click on Real Player icon and get free download.



Flood Safety Week: March 19-23, 2007


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Day 1 Convective Outlook
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Convective Watches
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Mesoscale Discussion
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Day 2 Convective Outlook
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OKX Sounding Analysis
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Day 3 Convective Outlook
Days 4-8 Severe Thunderstorm Outlooks
Experimental Enhanced Thunderstorm Outlooks

Yesterday's Storm Reports
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Upper Air Maps
Model/OBS/SAT Composite Map


Severe Weather Climatology

SPC's Severe Weather Climatology for the Tri-State
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All reports in the domain All severe weather reports during the period are plotted. Blue dots represent damaging wind, green dots represent large hail, and red dots represent tornadoes. [Click to enlarge]
  All Rpts Sig Rpts Avg Days
Hail
1590
47 16
Wind
5143
148 30
Tornadoes
274
45 6
Total
7007
240 35
Significant severe reports Significant severe weather reports during the period are plotted. Only tornadoes F2 or stronger, wind gusts of 65 knots or stronger, and hail of 2" diameter or larger are plotted. [Click to enlarge]
Category
Rank*
Freq/mi2
Any Severe
N/A
1:172
Sig Severe
N/A
1:5,032
Tornadoes
N/A
1:4,407
F2+ Torn
N/A
1:26,836
* Compared to 141 national radar coverage areas studied.

Flash Floods

Tornadoes


Local Frequency of Tornadoes

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For Northeast New Jersey (pdf)
For Southern Connecticut (pdf)


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