NCDC Storm Events Database

Storm Events Data

Storm Data is provided by the National Weather Service (NWS) and contain statistics on personal injuries and damage estimates. Storm Data covers the United States of America. The data began as early as 1950 through to the present, updated monthly with up to a 120 day delay possible. NCDC Storm Event database allows users to find various types of storms recorded by county, or use other selection criteria as desired. The data contain a chronological listing, by state, of hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, hail, floods, drought conditions, lightning, high winds, snow, temperature extremes and other weather phenomena.
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  • NCEI DSI 3910_03
  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C00510
Download Data
  • Storm Events Database (download)
    Search the NCEI Storm Events Database to find various types of storms recorded in your county. The database currently contains data from Oct. 2006 to Present, as entered by NOAA's NWS.
Distribution Formats
  • CSV
Distributor Customer Engagement Branch
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
1-828-271-4800
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Dataset Point of Contact Customer Engagement Branch
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
1-828-271-4800
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Time Period 1950-01-01 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 18.0
S: 72.0
E: -65.0
W: 172.0
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 1996-01-01
  • revision: 2013-12-18
Edition v1.0
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency Monthly
Supplemental Information
NCDC Storm Events Database contains various types of storms events recorded throughout the US, from January 1996 to present, updated monthly, as entered by NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS).
Purpose To make a wide range of storm event data available to researchers and the public.
Dataset Citation
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Originators
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > CYCLONES
  • ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > DROUGHT
  • ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > FOG
  • ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > FREEZE
  • ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > FROST
  • ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > HURRICANES
  • ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > LIGHTNING
  • ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > STORMS
  • ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > TORNADOES
  • ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > TYPHOONS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > SKIN TEMPERATURE
  • ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES
  • ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE INDICES > WIND CHILL INDEX
  • ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > WIND TENDENCY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > LIQUID PRECIPITATION > RAIN > FREEZING RAIN
  • ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > HAIL
  • ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION ANOMALIES
  • ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION RATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > LIQUID PRECIPITATION > RAIN
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > SOLID PRECIPITATION > ICE PELLETS > SLEET
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > SOLID PRECIPITATION > SNOW
  • HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > DROUGHTS
  • HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > FLOODS
  • HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > HEAT
  • HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > LANDSLIDES
  • HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > SEVERE STORMS
  • HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > TORNADOES
  • HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > TSUNAMIS
  • HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > WILDFIRES
  • TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > FLOODS
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Data Resolution keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Resolution Keywords
  • Point Resolution
Use Constraints
  • Cite dataset when used as a source.
  • An effort is made to use the best available information but because of time and resource constraints, information from these sources may be unverified by the NWS. Customers should be cautious as the NWS does not guarantee the accuracy or validity of the information. Further, when it is apparent information appearing in Storm Data originated from a source outside the NWS (frequently credit is provided), Storm Data customers requiring additional information should contact that source directly. In most cases, NWS employees will not have the knowledge to respond to such requests. In cases of legal proceedings, Federal regulations generally prohibit NWS employees from appearing as witnesses in litigation not involving the United States.
Fees
  • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free, however fees may apply for data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Last Modified: 2018-01-19
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