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Radar: Morehead City NC
34.77 N - 76.87W
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
2487
80 23
Wind
3410
189 33
Tornadoes
512
71 9
Total
6409
340 45
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
1:204
Sig Severe
N/A
1:3,836
Tornadoes
N/A
1:2,547
F2+ Torn
73
1:18,370
* 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: 159%
10 year report increase: 106%
5 year report increase: 234%

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:
2.2 on 08 Jun

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
0.018%
5660 yrs
58
F2+ Tornado
0.016%
6070 yrs
53
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
28
17
12
10
39
21
1981
9
5
15
10
8
5
25
16
1982
16
11
32
18
9
6
34
26
1983
10
8
54
27
8
5
26
33
1984
50
14
111
32
17
5
84
38
1985
85
18
80
25
7
5
99
33
1986
68
27
182
46
16
8
100
54
1987
41
19
108
40
4
3
49
48
1988
83
26
83
34
15
9
113
49
1989
45
21
144
32
10
9
65
40
1990
54
24
110
40
14
11
82
56
1991
14
6
61
26
21
9
56
34
1992
49
19
90
36
18
8
85
45
1993
122
27
118
32
14
8
150
47
1994
53
20
144
38
14
11
81
47
1995
76
26
275
48
25
10
126
57
1996
108
37
179
44
48
14
204
62
1997
128
27
120
37
10
8
148
46
1998
245
40
176
38
41
14
327
56
1999
89
28
141
31
31
5
151
42
2000
240
38
175
36
20
11
280
51
2001
106
22
84
21
16
11
138
31
2002
105
30
206
34
12
6
129
48
2003
154
31
136
38
30
11
214
56
2004
89
29
133
43
59
21
207
60
2005
82
26
111
24
9
8
100
43
2006
351
47
314
48
24
11
399
64
AVG
92
23
126
33
19
9
237
45


Violent Tornadoes
Date
F
Deaths
Injuries
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

Monthly Averages
Month
Hail
Wind
Torn
Total
Jan
1
3
0
4
Feb
1
4
1
5
Mar
6
9
2
17
Apr
14
10
2
27
May
31
20
2
52
Jun
18
28
2
48
Jul
13
28
2
42
Aug
7
13
2
23
Sep
2
3
2
6
Oct
0
1
1
2
Nov
0
6
1
7
Dec
0
1
0
1

Hourly Averages
UTC
Hail
Wind
Torn
Total
00
256
384
42
682
01
197
341
25
563
02
111
198
23
332
03
58
104
13
175
04
43
52
5
100
05
26
50
7
83
06
23
44
10
77
07
9
36
6
51
08
11
31
9
51
09
7
26
9
42
10
7
18
4
29
11
6
16
8
30
12
10
14
13
37
13
9
11
8
28
14
15
30
9
54
15
15
83
10
108
16
25
76
14
115
17
73
124
20
217
18
111
126
29
266
19
203
188
41
432
20
252
280
49
581
21
363
354
49
766
22
368
432
57
857
23
289
392
52
733

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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