Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale (NESIS)
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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 Northeast snowstorms can have on the rest of the country in terms of transportation and economic impact.

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Description: NESIS rankings and maps for snowstorm events.
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Geographic Coverage
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  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
Dataset Release Place: Asheville, NC
Dataset Publisher: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Data Presentation Form: tabular digital data
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1956-03-18
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: For reports on attribute accuracy, see: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/snow-nesis/squires.pdf

LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: For an explanation of the fidelity of relationships encoded in the data structure, see: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/snow-nesis/squires.pdf

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City: Asheville
Province or State: North Carolina
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-03-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-29
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