|HIGHEST PRIORITY REPORTS:
HIGH PRIORITY REPORTS:
- T-storm winds 58 MPH or Greater. 58 MPH winds may uproot trees, and cause considerable
damage to buildings
- Hail 3/4 inch in diameter or larger.(a quarter is 1 inch in diameter)
THESE REPORTS ARE CLASSIFIED BY NWS TO BE SEVERE.
OTHER PRIORITY REPORTS:
- Funnel or Wall clouds.
- T-storm winds of 40-57 MPH. 40 - 57 MPH winds may break twigs off of trees, cause slight
damage to buildings, and blow shingles off a roof
- T-storm wind that causes damage to power lines, trees or houses.
- Any size hail
- Rainfall in excess of 1" per hour.
- Rainfall in excess of 2" in a 12 hour period with every additional inch reported
for the duration of the event
- Rise of Streams Rivers or Ocean to near flood stage.
- Any flooding of roads which make them impassable, river/stream flooding, flooding to
houses or businesses causing damage.
- Known deaths injuries or damage due to lightning.
- Any other damage or unusual activity in the storm.
THESE REPORTS ARE CLASSIFIED BY NWS TAUNTON AS STRONG.
Additional Guidelines for Tropical Storms and Hurricanes:
- Wind gusts of 58 MPH or Greater.
- Rainfall amounts every two inches.
- Any KNOWN storm surge inundation of coastal areas.
- Peak wind gust for the entire storm.
- Lowest barometric pressure and time it occurred.
- Total storm rainfall amount.
- Structural and severe tree damage.
Wintertime SKYWARN Activations:
- High Wind Warning
- Flood Watch/Warning
- Winter Storm/Blizzard/Heavy Snow or Ice Storm Warning
- Coastal Flood Warning
- Reports can also be made for snowfall when an accumulative snow is in progress.
HIGHEST PRIORITY REPORTS:
- Damaging wind gusts of 58 MPH or greater.
- Flooding of streams, rivers and urban areas causing damage or roads to be impassable
also ice jam flooding.
- Two inches of rain in a 12 hour period.
- Icing reports of 1/3" or greater.
- Snow reports in approximately two inch intervals and especially when the storm has
OTHER PRIORITY REPORTS:
- Wind gusts between 40 and 57 MPH.
- Any changeover in precipitation type (i.e.: Snow to Ice to Rain, Rain to Ice to Snow).
- Any type of thunderstorm in progress.
- Rainfall in excess of 1 inch per hour.
- Any accumulation of snow one inch or greater when none is forecast otherwise snow
accumulations in approximately two inch intervals and especially snowfall totals when the
storm has passed.
- Rain when frozen precipitation is forecast.
- Minor stream or roadway flooding.
- Blowing and drifts snow closing roads.