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Storm Data

Storm Data is an official publication of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) which documents the occurrence of storms and other significant weather phenomena having sufficient intensity to cause loss of life, injuries, significant property damage, and/or disruption to commerce.   Storm Data only includes significant weather phenomena that are reported to the National Weather Service, or are noted in newspapers in the affected area.

For Storm Data reports from anywhere in the United States, you can search the NCDC Storm Events Database (uncertified) for individual storm events. You can also look at the Preliminary Storm Data Publications (uncertified). Order a certified Storm Data Publication.

Disclaimer: Much of the information appearing in Storm Data is provided by or gathered from sources outside the National Weather Service (NWS), such as the media, law enforcement, amateur radio networks and/or other government agencies, private companies, individuals, etc. An effort is made to use the best available information but because of time and resource constraints, information from these sources may be unverified by the NWS. Therefore, when using information from Storm Data, customers should be cautious as the NWS does not guarantee the accuracy or validity of the information. In addition, when it is apparent information in Storm Data originated from a source outside the NWS, (frequently credit is provided) Storm Data customers requiring additional information should contact the source directly. In most cases, NWS employees will not have the knowledge to respond to such requests. In cases of legal proceedings, Federal regulations generally prohibit NWS employees from appearing as witnesses in litigation not involving the United States.


Tornado Statistics

Recent Severe Weather Events

Several National Weather Service staff members have documented recent severe weather episodes. Articles about those episodes can be found on our severe weather event web page.

Historical Severe Weather Events

May 6, 1965 Twin Cities Tornado Outbreak

Labor Day 2002 Ladysmith, WI Tornado

September 21, 2005 Wind/Tornado Event in the Northern Twin Cities Metro Area

Black Sunday Tornadoes - April 30, 1967

Southern Minnesota Tornadoes - March 29, 1998

Southern Minnesota Tornadoes - March 29, 1998

October Tornado Outbreak - October 26, 1996


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