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2013 Severe Weather Spotter Class Schedule
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Weather Analysis Tools
Severe Weather Briefing Page
Winter Weather Briefing Page
Weather Awareness Activities For The Year
Storm Prediction Center
Download The Bufkit Sounding Program From SPC
Sectored Meso Analysis
Submit Storm Reports
Submit a Storm Report online
eSpotter - For trained and registered spotters
Guides to Hail and Wind Speed Estimates
Reference cities for use by severe weather spotters
Local Thresholds For Watches/Warnings/Advisories
Download GPS exchange files (zipped .gpx files) of our county warning area (provided by spotter Brooks Hagenow)
View Local Storm Report Graphic
View Local Storm Report Text
*You're A Newly Trained Spotter, Now What?* PDF
A message to new spotters from Rusty Kapela, WCM Milwaukee/Sullivan
National Weather Service Skywarn Recognition Day
NWS Handouts and Flyers
Weather Information Network EMWIN and the NWS Storm Ready Initiative.
Wisconsin Emergency Management
Wisconsin's Significant Weather Events
Wisconsin's Weather Century in Review (1900-1999)
Wisconsin Summer/Winter Severe Weather Climatology
Famous Tornado Outbreaks across the United States
A list of Wisconsin's Costliest Tornadoes
A list of Wisconsin's Deadliest Tornadoes
A list of the longest documented Tornado Tracks in Wisconsin
Storm Write-ups - Generally for South Central and Southeast Wisconsin
Please direct questions and comments to our Warning Coordination Meteorologist at: Rusty.Kapela@noaa.gov
Use the pull-down menus to select the Month and Year of interest:
Or get the Yearly Summary:
These files are in "pdf" format.
What is Storm Data? Storm Data is a monthly publication that details any unusual or significant weather events that were reported to the National Weather Service. It includes (but isn't limited to) winter weather, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, floods and high wind. All fatalities and injuries that are directly related to weather are included, as well as any weather that caused significant damage.
My roof was blown off in a thunderstorm. Why isn't that storm in the report? We probably did not receive the report. We will research storms (both during and after the event) through local newspapers, law enforcement and spotters. If the event was not reported to any of these organizations and you didn't report it to us directly, we probably didn't get it.
How long after an event is Storm Data available? At the end of each month, all of the events from the month are entered into a database. All of the reports are verified. Newspaper clippings are scoured for additional reports and clarification of known events. Then a final summary of each weather episode during the month is compiled. This process usually takes 1 to 2 months, depending on the weather during that season. Unfortunately, it can take even longer if an ongoing severe weather season does not allow the staff the time to compile Storm Data.
How can I get Storm Data for previous years? How can I get Storm Data for other areas of the country? How do I get a certified copy for a court case? Contact the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). We cannot handle any of these cases locally.