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Radar: Wilmington NC
33.98 N - 78.42W
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
3219
85 28
Wind
4601
285 40
Tornadoes
585
80 10
Total
8405
450 53
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
74
1:155
Sig Severe
70
1:2,898
Tornadoes
N/A
1:2,229
F2+ Torn
68
1:16,303
* 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: 312%
10 year report increase: 156%
5 year report increase: 284%

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:
2.9 on 23 May

Primary Season:
Mar 28 - Aug 24

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:
13% at 22 UTC

See hourly table below

Climatological Threat Potential
Threat
Avg Prob of Occurrence
Return Interval
Natl Rank
Any Tornado
0.020%
5079 yrs
53
F2+ Tornado
0.018%
5497 yrs
49
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
15
6
39
22
17
12
49
28
1981
11
7
15
10
13
5
37
17
1982
25
15
49
23
13
9
51
32
1983
22
11
102
37
8
7
38
46
1984
66
17
132
34
15
6
96
40
1985
106
19
105
32
6
4
118
39
1986
82
26
172
48
9
6
100
57
1987
73
28
133
47
4
3
81
57
1988
101
27
130
40
10
7
121
51
1989
49
24
221
42
16
9
81
53
1990
74
31
117
40
12
10
98
57
1991
22
8
82
27
18
9
58
36
1992
68
24
107
34
11
4
90
45
1993
124
29
144
41
9
9
142
55
1994
66
23
174
50
15
11
96
60
1995
125
41
389
56
38
12
201
68
1996
148
38
224
57
52
16
252
70
1997
147
30
153
49
17
10
181
59
1998
262
46
227
49
49
18
360
66
1999
139
31
176
41
33
10
205
54
2000
286
47
253
42
23
13
332
65
2001
129
27
142
38
11
8
151
47
2002
117
32
239
46
13
5
143
58
2003
212
43
239
49
26
13
264
71
2004
108
32
175
46
96
22
300
64
2005
95
25
169
30
7
7
109
47
2006
547
58
493
62
44
16
635
77
AVG
119
28
170
40
22
10
311
53


Violent Tornadoes
Date
F
Deaths
Injuries
1984 28-Mar 2320 UTC
F4
0
36
1984 28-Mar 2345 UTC
F4
0
24
1984 29-Mar 0010 UTC
F4
7
100
1984 29-Mar 0020 UTC
F4
4
395
1984 29-Mar 0115 UTC
F4
3
149
1984 29-Mar 0145 UTC
F4
16
153
1988 28-Nov 0600 UTC
F4
4
154
1995 07-Nov 2205 UTC
F4
0
1

Monthly Averages
Month
Hail
Wind
Torn
Total
Jan
1
4
0
6
Feb
1
5
1
7
Mar
9
12
2
22
Apr
19
13
3
34
May
41
28
2
71
Jun
21
35
2
59
Jul
15
39
2
56
Aug
9
19
2
30
Sep
2
4
4
10
Oct
1
2
1
3
Nov
0
7
2
9
Dec
0
1
0
2

Hourly Averages
UTC
Hail
Wind
Torn
Total
00
326
479
50
855
01
235
388
30
653
02
124
211
18
353
03
77
128
11
216
04
58
76
9
143
05
39
62
14
115
06
20
73
12
105
07
16
57
10
83
08
7
45
12
64
09
8
33
9
50
10
5
27
9
41
11
6
24
6
36
12
15
27
9
51
13
9
24
10
43
14
19
65
13
97
15
20
101
13
134
16
33
83
17
133
17
80
121
29
230
18
146
167
35
348
19
272
275
41
588
20
383
439
50
872
21
480
532
69
1081
22
455
600
57
1112
23
386
564
52
1002

Click Here for tabular data (F2+ tornadoes).
Page Updated: Saturday 10-27-2007
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