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Information from this page is intended for GIS analysts and/or advanced alerting customizations.


Severe Weather



Lightning

FIELD FORMAT DESCRIPTION
X Number Longitude
Y Number Latitude
5 Number Total strikes detected in the last 5 minutes
10 Number Total strikes detected in the last 10 minutes
20 Number Total strikes detected in the last 20 minutes
60 Number Total strikes detected in the last 60 minutes



Storm Reports

FIELD FORMAT DESCRIPTION
X Number Longitude
Y Number Latitude
ReportTime Time Time of reported event
Type Text Type of event ("HAIL", "SNOW", "TORNADO", etc)
Measurement Text Measurement of event with units (eg, "1.25 INCH")
MeasurementNumber Number Numeric formatting of measurement (no unit)
WDDetails Text Comment/description of event by observer



Watches, Warnings or Advisories (by county)

FIELD FORMAT DESCRIPTION
PHENOMENA Text Type of event
SIGNIFICANCE Text Threat-level ("Warning", "Watch", etc)
ISSUED Date/Time Date/Time bulletin was issued
EXPIRES Date/Time Date/Time bulletin expires
CWA Text 4-letter ID of issuing weather station
ETN Number Event Tracking Number
STATE Text State abbreviation
ZONE Number Zone ID
NAME Text Location name
TIME_ZONE Text Time Zone ("C","E", "M", etc)
LON Number Longitude
LAT Number Latitude



Warnings (by polygon)

FIELD FORMAT DESCRIPTION
Number Number Event Tracking Number
Type Text Type of warning ("Tornado", "Severe Thunderstorm", etc)
CWA Number 4-letter ID of issuing weather station
Issued Date/Time Date/Time bulletin was issued
Expires Date/Time Date/Time bulletin expires



Watch Oulines

FIELD FORMAT DESCRIPTION
Number Number Watch Number
Type Text Type of watch ("Tornado", "Severe Thunderstorm", etc)
Issued Date/Time Date/Time bulletin was issued
Expires Date/Time Date/Time bulletin expires



Surface Weather



Temperature Plots

FIELD FORMAT DESCRIPTION
X Number Longitude
Y Number Latitude
Temperature Number Temperature (°F)



Wind Speed Plots

FIELD FORMAT DESCRIPTION
X Number Longitude
Y Number Latitude
WindSpeed Number Wind Speed (MPH)

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