Storm Reports Tools

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Local Storm Reports Database SPC Storm Reports Tools
Updates Every 10 minutes Once per year
Archive length From mid-2001 to present From the 1950s through 2016
Report types Thunderstorm, winter weather, storm damage, flooding, and other hazards Only thunderstorm hazards (tornadoes, hail, and high winds)
Data source Reports are submitted to the National Weather Service by trained spotters, the general public, and other sources The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center (SPC) reviews and confirms reports before releasing them
Data access Searchable by date and location in the Local Storm Reports (LSR) Database Viewable on the SPC Storm Reports Map or in summary charts for tornadoes, hail, and high winds
Intended usage Viewing and searching for recent reports of all event types Viewing historical thunderstorm events and statistics