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Radar: Fort Smith AR
35.28 N - 94.35W
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
12149
512 54
Wind
10711
440 59
Tornadoes
1169
298 14
Total
24029
1250 75
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
5
1:54
Sig Severe
18
1:1,043
Tornadoes
21
1:1,116
F2+ Torn
1
1:4,377
* 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: 242%
10 year report increase: 6%
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:
8.1 on 24 Apr

Primary Season:
Mar 05 - Jun 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:
9% at 00 UTC

See hourly table below

Climatological Threat Potential
Threat
Avg Prob of Occurrence
Return Interval
Natl Rank
Any Tornado
0.054%
1853 yrs
10
F2+ Tornado
0.046%
2188 yrs
9
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
79
21
64
35
25
11
129
49
1981
56
22
57
27
41
16
138
42
1982
164
40
200
51
104
28
372
71
1983
176
44
216
52
37
14
250
64
1984
310
46
206
60
44
16
398
70
1985
209
42
227
61
20
13
249
71
1986
172
36
241
48
26
12
224
63
1987
103
37
161
46
10
7
123
65
1988
255
43
206
57
17
9
289
68
1989
327
53
269
55
16
11
359
70
1990
313
42
207
55
32
12
377
69
1991
374
45
297
54
47
13
468
68
1992
565
72
438
62
28
8
621
83
1993
530
64
333
69
42
19
614
81
1994
622
69
499
70
39
18
700
93
1995
683
72
643
69
42
15
767
87
1996
803
68
572
66
39
14
881
85
1997
460
59
416
63
51
12
562
79
1998
570
73
650
83
57
14
684
101
1999
839
82
850
78
106
29
1051
96
2000
525
58
574
53
53
14
631
80
2001
634
61
757
62
52
12
738
77
2002
445
54
385
58
18
5
481
72
2003
954
75
609
65
71
16
1096
87
2004
592
52
534
54
45
18
682
66
2005
530
63
493
68
72
18
674
88
2006
859
68
607
64
35
13
929
87
AVG
450
54
397
59
43
14
890
75


Violent Tornadoes
Date
F
Deaths
Injuries
1981 14-May 0015 UTC
F4
0
30
1981 18-May 0100 UTC
F4
0
2
1982 02-Apr 2150 UTC
F5
0
29
1982 02-Apr 2200 UTC
F4
10
170
1982 02-Apr 2320 UTC
F4
3
23
1984 15-Mar 2340 UTC
F4
2
13
1984 27-Apr 0405 UTC
F4
3
37
1984 29-Apr 1520 UTC
F4
1
60
1991 27-Apr 0110 UTC
F4
1
24
1991 27-Apr 0245 UTC
F4
0
22
1991 30-Nov 0005 UTC
F4
2
64
1992 11-May 2100 UTC
F4
0
3
1993 24-Apr 2350 UTC
F4
7
100
1996 15-Apr 0010 UTC
F4
7
35
1997 01-Mar 2020 UTC
F4
6
100
1997 01-Mar 2047 UTC
F4
0
11
1997 01-Mar 2125 UTC
F4
10
40
1997 01-Mar 2141 UTC
F4
5
180

Monthly Averages
Month
Hail
Wind
Torn
Total
Jan
13
7
1
20
Feb
11
10
1
22
Mar
64
24
5
94
Apr
107
45
10
162
May
109
74
11
194
Jun
50
67
4
121
Jul
25
61
1
87
Aug
16
46
0
62
Sep
11
22
2
34
Oct
11
10
2
22
Nov
20
22
4
46
Dec
7
4
2
13

Hourly Averages
UTC
Hail
Wind
Torn
Total
00
1219
783
166
2168
01
1060
768
154
1982
02
940
754
104
1798
03
813
749
76
1638
04
716
676
46
1438
05
594
679
44
1317
06
440
558
22
1020
07
365
453
30
848
08
281
463
19
763
09
214
318
6
538
10
187
254
12
453
11
149
234
9
392
12
171
172
14
357
13
174
159
8
341
14
146
154
17
317
15
123
140
9
272
16
124
129
8
261
17
171
135
13
319
18
231
190
22
443
19
417
297
26
740
20
541
505
34
1080
21
780
627
77
1484
22
1051
784
120
1955
23
1242
730
133
2105

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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