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Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale (NESIS)
Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00453

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Summary
Abstract: While the Fujita and Saffir-Simpson Scales characterize tornadoes and hurricanes respectively, there is no widely used scale to classify snowstorms. The Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale (NESIS) developed by Paul Kocin of The Weather Channel and Louis Uccellini of the National Weather Service characterizes and ranks high-impact Northeast snowstorms. These storms have large areas of 10 inch snowfall ... View entire text

Purpose: The NESIS was developed because of the impact snowstorms in the northeast can have on the rest of the country in terms of transportation and economic impact.
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Description: The Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale (NESIS). NESIS rankings and maps for snowstorm events.
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Description:  NESIS rankings and maps for snowstorm events.

 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 50.0   S: 30.0   E: -65.0   W: -100.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale (NESIS)
Dataset Release Date: 2006-01-01
Data Presentation Form: tableDigital
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1956-03-18
Access Constraints Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints Use Constraints: Acknowledgement of the Data Originator when using the Data Item as a source is required.

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Data Center
National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT BRANCH DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI
Phone: +1 828-271-4800
Fax: +1 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
Federal Building, Room 468
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
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Distribution
Distribution Format: HTML
Fees: See Extended Metadata for fee information
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +1 828-271-4800
Fax: +1 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.metadata at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
Federal Building, Room 468
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2015-10-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27


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