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Reporting Severe Weather to the National Weather Service at
To report severe weather, call 1-800-267-8101.

The National Weather Service issues warnings for many types of severe weather. Our equipment and tools help us anticipate and warn for situations that threaten life and/or property. However, the only way we know a severe event occurred is by human or "ground truth" reports. These reports not only tell us what happened, but could help us anticipate future events. Please call us toll-free at 1-800-267-8101 if you observe any of the following:

  • Tornado
  • One inch diameter hail is "Severe" hail. We would like to receive reports of hail of any size - report the size of the largest hailstone
  • Wind Damage (structural damage or trees/power lines down)
  • Stream flooding, street flooding, or streams approaching bankfull
  • Snowfall of 3 inches or more
  • Ice damage (broken tree limbs or slick roads)

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are a trained Skywarn spotter, please use the toll-free number given to you at your training session.

A computer answering system will ask you a series of questions in order to identify the type and severity of weather which you are reporting. Please provide the following information with your report:

  • When - Start time and, if possible, duration of event.
  • Where - Location(s) of event (or path)
  • What - Types of severe weather observed
  • Your phone number (if we need additional information)

When your call is completed, the computer system will alert the warning staff of your report. We appreciate your help!


Real-Time Local Storm Summary

This page displays storm reports received from the previous 72 hours along with warnings issued by this and surrounding offices. Storm reports are prelimary, and have not been verified for accuracy unless otherwise noted. If you are interested in becoming an official spotter for the NWS, contact your local NWS office.

Past Severe Events: