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Radar: Ft Polk LA
31.15 N - 92.97W
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
5066
247 36
Wind
7089
352 53
Tornadoes
1107
228 17
Total
13262
827 68
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
50
1:98
Sig Severe
41
1:1,577
Tornadoes
25
1:1,178
F2+ Torn
14
1:5,720
* 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: 147%
10 year report increase: 4%
5 year report increase: 4%

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:
4.0 on 24 Apr

Primary Season:
Mar 01 - Jul 06

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:
9% at 23 UTC

See hourly table below

Climatological Threat Potential
Threat
Avg Prob of Occurrence
Return Interval
Natl Rank
Any Tornado
0.027%
3736 yrs
43
F2+ Tornado
0.021%
4791 yrs
44
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
37
17
90
42
27
16
91
58
1981
49
19
133
34
31
16
111
41
1982
80
22
96
40
45
18
170
55
1983
134
28
265
46
76
28
286
67
1984
253
36
155
38
38
20
329
55
1985
162
29
154
51
18
10
198
56
1986
97
18
99
28
24
16
145
40
1987
106
27
219
53
32
12
170
64
1988
111
29
109
42
34
17
179
52
1989
187
32
185
40
56
19
299
55
1990
218
37
252
60
88
26
394
67
1991
254
39
283
54
39
20
332
71
1992
318
62
321
60
89
33
496
86
1993
216
30
180
51
16
10
248
61
1994
198
45
398
65
16
13
230
79
1995
213
53
584
64
58
26
329
85
1996
249
48
256
55
17
13
283
74
1997
191
47
329
60
32
12
255
87
1998
224
39
363
62
30
11
284
83
1999
256
45
320
72
87
21
430
88
2000
298
44
427
70
42
14
382
80
2001
143
41
342
68
37
13
217
82
2002
130
29
323
49
30
9
190
57
2003
255
45
239
51
37
18
329
73
2004
183
40
371
58
36
11
255
68
2005
296
44
302
63
31
11
358
73
2006
208
37
294
52
41
13
290
66
AVG
188
36
263
53
41
17
491
68


Violent Tornadoes
Date
F
Deaths
Injuries
1983 01-Apr 2215 UTC
F4
2
20
1992 21-Nov 2127 UTC
F4
0
16
1999 03-Apr 2152 UTC
F4
7
102

Monthly Averages
Month
Hail
Wind
Torn
Total
Jan
9
13
3
25
Feb
12
14
2
28
Mar
32
23
3
57
Apr
51
33
7
92
May
40
39
7
86
Jun
15
32
3
50
Jul
5
31
1
37
Aug
5
24
1
29
Sep
2
9
2
13
Oct
2
8
2
12
Nov
6
23
6
35
Dec
5
11
3
19

Hourly Averages
UTC
Hail
Wind
Torn
Total
00
489
556
103
1148
01
388
463
77
928
02
343
431
48
822
03
277
314
31
622
04
222
250
34
506
05
167
256
24
447
06
136
237
27
400
07
106
238
23
367
08
108
218
24
350
09
96
225
31
352
10
76
196
22
294
11
70
203
27
300
12
73
173
26
272
13
70
145
32
247
14
99
150
33
282
15
78
146
29
253
16
88
157
30
275
17
91
173
42
306
18
114
195
35
344
19
172
244
39
455
20
340
413
65
818
21
417
521
119
1057
22
519
594
90
1203
23
527
591
96
1214

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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