National Weather Service Fort Worth, Texas.
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North Texas Storm Data
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The material presented here is collected and compiled by National Weather Service meteorologists at Fort Worth. This involves a variety of methods to collect information on storm events within the state of Texas. These sources include but are not limited to newspaper clippings, eyewitness reports, radar data, storm surveys, and storm spotter reports from amateur radio operators, law enforcement agencies, and emergency management organizations. Because of this involved process, preliminary Storm Data is posted between 60 and 90 days after the last day of the month.
When viewing this data, you will note various estimates of path length and width for tornadoes, as well as dollar estimates for damage to property and crops due to tornadoes, wind and/or hail. Please remember that it is very difficult for us to assign a dollar amount for damages, and many of these estimates are "educated guesses". At times, when it is not possible to assess an amount, a question mark (?), zero (0), or even a blank is put into this column. A zero (0) or blank does not necessarily mean no damage occurred, but rather an estimated dollar damage could not be determined, and the software used to develop these reports would not allow a question mark (?) as an entry.
Storm Data, in it's published form, includes a special section called 'Outstanding Storms of the Month' prepared by the Data Operations Branch of the National Climatic Data Center. This special feature includes photographs of storms and/or storm damage on especially noteworthy storms. Storm Data also includes periodic summaries, weather tables, and statistics prepared by the National Hurricane Center and the Storm Prediction Center.
Storm Data is intended to document storms and their impacts as completely as possible within the constraints of time and resources. However, due to the difficulties associated with the collection of this type of information, it is not all-inclusive. Information provided here should be considered preliminary until it is published in the official publication from the National Climatic Data Center.