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Storm events database

The Storm Events Database contains the records used to create the official NOAA Storm Data publication, documenting: 

  1. 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;
  2. Rare, unusual, weather phenomena that generate media attention, such as snow flurries in South Florida or the San Diego coastal area; and
  3. Other significant meteorological events, such as record maximum or minimum temperatures or precipitation that occur in connection with another event.

Data can be downloaded in CSV format for the period October 2006 to present or as a Microsoft Access database for the entire database (1950 to present).

Data creator: 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Distributor: 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). National Centers for Environmental Information
Subjects: 
Geography: 
Collector: 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). National Weather Service.
Access status: 
Open