So...what are some of the ways NWS storm reports are used and distributed? Most immediately, storm reports help NWS forecasters decide whether to update the forecast or issue a statement...
as can be seen from the Area Forecast Discussion below.
|Storm Reports and Warnings July 1 - 7, 2015|
A third use for storm reports is dissemination to government officials, scientists and the general public for various purposes. This includes (but certainly not limited to) research, financial concerns and for general public interest.
**In case you are interested, here are a couple of links to storm report sites (there are many more!).
- The National Climatic Data Center's Storm Events Database (used to make the Storm Data publication...delayed several months).
- The Storm Prediction Center's Storm Reports (preliminary data...more recent info available)