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Radar: Buffalo NY
42.93 N - 78.73W
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
1070
25 13
Wind
4083
62 28
Tornadoes
177
42 4
Total
5330
129 32
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
N/A
1:245
Sig Severe
N/A
1:10,110
Tornadoes
N/A
1:7,369
F2+ Torn
N/A
1:31,053
* 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: 65%
10 year report increase: 28%
5 year report increase: 104%

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:
2.1 on 30 Jul

Primary Season:
Apr 28 - Sep 05

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:
12% at 21 UTC

See hourly table below

Climatological Threat Potential
Threat
Avg Prob of Occurrence
Return Interval
Natl Rank
Any Tornado
0.021%
4875 yrs
52
F2+ Tornado
0.018%
5473 yrs
48
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
22
13
38
23
6
6
34
28
1981
0
0
10
8
6
5
12
12
1982
4
2
86
21
2
1
8
21
1983
21
7
111
26
10
4
41
28
1984
7
5
45
17
0
0
7
19
1985
45
8
70
19
23
3
91
20
1986
23
9
150
25
6
5
35
30
1987
13
6
68
27
2
2
17
29
1988
19
5
159
24
2
1
23
24
1989
12
5
106
19
1
1
14
21
1990
35
13
209
30
6
4
47
32
1991
33
17
197
32
6
3
45
37
1992
32
16
128
28
8
6
48
36
1993
40
16
141
28
18
12
76
31
1994
54
23
198
46
14
9
82
52
1995
22
12
264
32
2
2
26
34
1996
52
28
170
37
10
5
72
48
1997
28
10
130
19
7
5
42
21
1998
102
21
257
28
11
5
124
34
1999
31
10
242
30
2
2
35
33
2000
106
23
228
38
0
0
106
41
2001
32
12
108
30
5
5
42
33
2002
89
19
208
31
13
8
115
36
2003
30
14
117
31
5
2
40
36
2004
70
24
141
34
5
4
80
39
2005
52
16
305
37
4
3
60
43
2006
96
29
197
35
3
3
102
46
AVG
40
13
151
28
7
4
197
32


Violent Tornadoes
Date
F
Deaths
Injuries
1985 31-May 2059 UTC
F4
12
82
1985 31-May 2117 UTC
F4
16
125
1985 31-May 2125 UTC
F4
0
0
1985 31-May 2230 UTC
F5
18
310
1985 31-May 2230 UTC
F4
7
30
1985 31-May 2335 UTC
F4
0
0
1985 31-May 2359 UTC
F4
4
40

Monthly Averages
Month
Hail
Wind
Torn
Total
Jan
0
0
0
0
Feb
0
0
0
0
Mar
0
2
0
3
Apr
4
5
0
9
May
11
17
2
30
Jun
9
31
1
42
Jul
7
43
2
52
Aug
4
30
1
36
Sep
1
10
1
12
Oct
1
4
0
5
Nov
1
5
0
6
Dec
0
2
0
2

Hourly Averages
UTC
Hail
Wind
Torn
Total
00
93
356
17
466
01
47
252
7
306
02
37
157
7
201
03
19
119
2
140
04
14
84
3
101
05
9
68
1
78
06
16
58
0
74
07
6
56
2
64
08
10
38
0
48
09
6
39
0
45
10
5
41
1
47
11
5
43
1
49
12
5
39
0
44
13
6
36
2
44
14
8
42
1
51
15
15
68
5
88
16
33
86
3
122
17
50
128
4
182
18
89
238
12
339
19
96
335
17
448
20
102
450
23
575
21
151
486
28
665
22
123
438
16
577
23
125
426
25
576

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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