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Radar: Wakefield VA
36.98 N - 77.00W
Period: 1980 - 2006      Range: 124 nm

Database Overview
All reports in the domain All severe weather reports during the period are plotted. Blue dots represent damaging wind, green dots represent large hail, and red dots represent tornadoes. [Click to enlarge]
  All Rpts Sig Rpts Avg Days
Hail
3101
145 29
Wind
6538
184 45
Tornadoes
694
104 11
Total
10333
433 56
Significant severe reports Significant severe weather reports during the period are plotted. Only tornadoes F2 or stronger, wind gusts of 65 knots or stronger, and hail of 2" diameter or larger are plotted. [Click to enlarge]
Category
Rank*
Freq/mi2
Any Severe
64
1:126
Sig Severe
71
1:3,012
Tornadoes
68
1:1,879
F2+ Torn
58
1:12,541
* Compared to 141 national radar coverage areas studied.

Annual Report Information
Annual severe weather reports
Plot of annual severe weather reports in the search area. The dashed magenta line denotes a 5 year running average of all reports.

20 year report increase: 272%
10 year report increase: 41%
5 year report increase: 141%

See annual table below

Daily Report Information
Annual severe weather reports
Plot of daily severe weather reports in the search area. Lines denote a 7 day running mean.

Maximum daily value:
4.1 on 10 May

Primary Season:
Apr 19 - Sep 01

See monthly table below

Hourly Report Information
Annual severe weather reports
Plot of hourly severe weather reports in the search area. Values are in percent of total, and have been rounded to the nearest hour (UTC).

Maximum hourly value:
15% at 22 UTC

See hourly table below

Climatological Threat Potential
Threat
Avg Prob of Occurrence
Return Interval
Natl Rank
Any Tornado
0.018%
5610 yrs
57
F2+ Tornado
0.015%
6742 yrs
56
This table represents the average annual probability and return interval of each event for any point within the search domain.

Read details of computational method

Annual Totals
Year
Hail
Wind
Tornado
Total
 
Rpt
Days
Rpt
Days
Rpt
Days
Rpt
Days
1980
26
13
64
30
14
12
54
39
1981
15
7
24
14
11
8
37
23
1982
15
8
70
24
6
6
27
31
1983
17
12
122
35
18
9
53
42
1984
37
11
118
30
26
7
89
34
1985
70
22
97
30
7
4
84
36
1986
40
21
178
44
16
8
72
52
1987
30
20
94
35
4
4
38
47
1988
78
29
103
34
16
8
110
52
1989
57
24
298
44
17
13
91
50
1990
80
27
277
57
25
14
130
65
1991
26
11
121
41
12
6
50
44
1992
54
29
253
51
27
11
108
61
1993
133
33
244
51
37
11
207
65
1994
81
29
241
52
24
10
129
61
1995
114
41
425
55
38
16
190
69
1996
151
43
415
61
49
17
249
75
1997
130
28
203
39
9
6
148
48
1998
322
41
250
40
34
13
390
62
1999
144
37
354
45
25
11
194
57
2000
342
52
384
60
21
15
384
78
2001
120
27
215
42
26
13
172
48
2002
222
46
450
53
25
10
272
64
2003
197
47
459
66
49
23
295
82
2004
129
34
336
59
104
24
337
75
2005
137
34
234
47
27
11
191
60
2006
334
54
509
69
27
12
388
83
AVG
115
29
242
45
26
11
383
56


Violent Tornadoes
Date
F
Deaths
Injuries
1984 29-Mar 0115 UTC
F4
3
149
1984 29-Mar 0145 UTC
F4
16
153
1988 28-Nov 0600 UTC
F4
4
154
1993 06-Aug 1730 UTC
F4
4
246
2001 24-Sep 1903 UTC
F4
0
2
2002 28-Apr 2256 UTC
F4
3
122

Monthly Averages
Month
Hail
Wind
Torn
Total
Jan
0
6
1
7
Feb
1
3
1
4
Mar
6
11
2
18
Apr
19
15
2
36
May
37
43
4
83
Jun
22
52
3
76
Jul
17
58
4
78
Aug
10
33
4
47
Sep
3
8
4
15
Oct
0
3
2
5
Nov
1
9
1
11
Dec
0
1
0
1

Hourly Averages
UTC
Hail
Wind
Torn
Total
00
334
760
66
1160
01
239
529
36
804
02
152
345
27
524
03
52
185
18
255
04
33
96
5
134
05
22
82
6
110
06
21
55
14
90
07
9
54
10
73
08
8
36
9
53
09
5
30
9
44
10
7
19
9
35
11
3
30
12
45
12
4
43
12
59
13
15
28
7
50
14
20
42
8
70
15
20
85
5
110
16
13
68
10
91
17
64
134
24
222
18
94
177
41
312
19
232
348
51
631
20
359
637
73
1069
21
460
864
81
1405
22
488
1021
89
1598
23
447
870
72
1389

Click Here for tabular data (F2+ tornadoes).
Page Updated: Saturday 10-27-2007
If you have comments regarding this information, contact John Hart of the Storm Prediction Center.
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