NOAA Storm Prediction Center Historic Severe Weather Archive
Entry ID: NOAA_SPC_SEVERE_WX

[ Update this Record ]

Summary
Abstract: The NOAA Storm Prediction Center's on-line archives include Historical
Tornado Data, Hail Data, Convective Wind and Wind Damage Data.
Link to the SPC archive: "http://www.spc.noaa.gov/archive/index.html"

This historical tornado data archive was compiled under a grant by the
Nuclear Regulatory Commission during the 1970s, and has been
maintained since then by the National Severe Storms Forecast Center
(now by the Storm Prediction Center). Raw coded data is available only
for 1950 through 1995. Other tornado information is compiled from
Storm Data. Raw severe weather data from 1996 onward will be archived
along with all other types of U.S. weather data at the National
Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville, NC.

The United States hail data and convective wind data cover the years 1955-1996.
Severe weather data after 1995 is archived at NCDC.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 48.0 S: 24.0  E: -67.0  W: -125.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA/NCEP/SPC
Dataset Title: Historic Severe Weather Archive
Online Resource: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/archive/index.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1955-01-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >TORNADOES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >CONVECTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >HAIL    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >SEVERE STORMS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TORNADOES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
FIXED OBSERVATION STATIONS    [Information]
METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Keywords
SEVERE WEATHER
TORNADO


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
NOAA/NCEP/SPC


Data Center
Storm Prediction Center, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/
Dataset ID: Online Archives

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOAA'S STORM PREDICTION CENTER
Email: spc.feedback at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
NOAA/ National Weather Service
National Centers for Environmental Prediction
Storm Prediction Center
1313 Halley Circle
City: Norman
Province or State: OK
Postal Code: 73019
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online Internet (HTTP)
Distribution_Format: ASCII
Fees: None


Personnel
SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5126
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-29

[ Update this Record ]


Link to Web Site