Severe Weather Comparison of April 2012 versus April 2013

How does this year compare to 2012 with regards to severe weather? Well, the maps below will try to convey this

The interactive geographic information systems (GIS) maps below show severe hail (one inch or greater), wind,
and tornadoes for south central Nebraska and north central Kansas for the entire month of April 2012 (top map)
and April 2013 (bottom map). Pan, zoom, or click on the map. Clicking on the points will give you a description
of size, magnitude, location, and/or any other possible information. 
Notes: The time is in UTC. Click here (opens in a separate window) for a UTC time converter. Hail size is the
diameter of the hailstone. Some wind speeds are unknown but a description of damage will be in the comment.
Wind speeds are in MPH. Torandoes are rated on the Enhanced Fujita (EF) scale. For information on the EF
scale please click here (opens in a seperate window). Click on "Legend" to expand the legend.  Certain features
may have overlapping data, so once you click on a feature in the map, be sure to click the "play" button in the
upper right hand corner of the pop-up window to sort through the different severe weather reports.

Disclaimer: This map contains data that may have changed after prolonged periods during which surveys or
event research was conducted. Refer to the National Climatic Data Center for the most current information.
April 2012

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April 2013


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