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How to Report Severe Weather to the National Weather Service in Binghamton, NY
  1. Use this Web Based/Mobile Form: Submit Report
  2. Report severe weather via email at
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  4. Follow us on Twitter Twitter @NWSBinghamton
  5. Calling: (607) 729-1597

Please include in your report,

  • The location (town and county).
  • Time/date that the severe weather occurred.
  • If you can supply a picture of the severe weather, please do.


When to Send a Storm Report

When you can do safely, please send us a report when you observe one or more of the following:

  • Tornado
  • Hail
    • 0.25" or less - Pea
    • 0.50" - Mothball
    • 0.75" - Dime/Penny
    • 0.88" - Nickel
    • 1.00" - Quarter
    • 1.25" - Half Dollar
    • 1.50" - Walnut/Ping Pong
    • 1.75" - Golf Ball
    • 2.00" - Hen Egg
    • 2.50" - Tennis Ball
    • 2.75" - Baseball
    • 3.00" - Tea Cup
    • 4.00" - Grapefruit
    • 4.50" - Softball
  • Wind damage.
  • Flooding
  • Heavy Snowfall
  • Heavy Rainfall 

Please note that 1.00 inch or greater hail is considered severe.


  • Tornado: A violently rotating column of air, usually pendant to a cumulonimbus, with circulation reaching the ground. It nearly always starts as a funnel cloud and may be accompanied by a loud roaring noise. On a local scale, it is the most destructive of all atmospheric phenomena.
  • Severe Thunderstorm: A thunderstorm that produces a tornado, winds of at least 58 mph (50 knots), and/or hail at least 1" in diameter. Structural wind damage may imply the occurrence of a severe thunderstorm. A thunderstorm wind equal to or greater than 40 mph (35 knots) and/or hail of at least ½" is defined as approaching severe.
  • Flash Flood: A flood which is caused by heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time, generally less than 6 hours. Also, at times a dam failure can cause a flash flood, depending on the type of dam and time period during which the break occurs.


Storm Reports to other NWS Offices

NWS Binghamton County Warning Area. Click for a larger view.If you came across the page, but do not live in the NWS Binghamton County Warning Area, please go here and click on the office closest to your location. After clicking on an area, the home page for the NWS for your area should appear.

Try the Current Hazards drop down menu and click on a choice that has Storm Report in it. That should get you to information on how to submit a report to that office.

The map on the right shows the NWS Binghamton County Warning Area or CWA. Click on the image for more information.


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