Geographical Information System Graphical Database of Tornados 1950-2006

Metadata Updated: September 17, 2015

This data from the National Weather Service provides Geographic Information System (GIS) graphical representations of tornados, large hail events, and damaging wind reports in the Continental United States for the period 1950 through 2006. The data provided are in .zip files that are generally around 50 MB. Although available to all, the data provided may be of particular value to weather professionals and students of meteorological sciences. An instructional manual is provided on how to build and develop a basic severe weather report GIS database in ArcGis and is located at the technical documentation site contained in this metadata catalog.

Access & Use Information

Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons Attribution

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Metadata Created Date May 20, 2015
Metadata Updated Date September 17, 2015
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y

Metadata Source

Harvested from Commerce Non Spatial Data.json Harvest Source

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date May 20, 2015
Metadata Updated Date September 17, 2015
Publisher National Weather Service, Department of Commerce
Unique Identifier DOC-41
Robert Bunge
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y
Bureau Code 006:48
Metadata Context
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Data Quality True
Data Dictionary
Harvest Object Id fe7d13c3-bf23-45bf-9d73-7b98afdd4d3a
Harvest Source Id 0836a94a-b3c8-4190-a145-bddc06458b2c
Harvest Source Title Commerce Non Spatial Data.json Harvest Source
Data First Published 1950
Data Last Modified 2014-06-24
Program Code 006:058
Related Documents
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash bc7e9d6e666d72af5cddb120c4a667f071c49d8c
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial Continental United States
Temporal 1950/2006

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