Hazardous weather climatology for Arizona
Corporate Authors:United States, National Weather Service., Western Region., Scientific Services Division,
Series:NOAA technical memorandum NWS WR ; 282
Description:"Providing expedient severe weather warnings to save lives and property is the most important mission provided by National Weather Service offices in Arizona. This study discusses numerous hazardous weather types including tornadoes, hail, wind, flash floods and floods, lightning, dust storms, dust devils, extreme temperatures, drought, wildfires and winter storms. A comprehensive understanding of the state's hazardous weather climatology will better prepare forecasters in anticipating the timing, strength, location and nature of hazardous weather. This climatological information will also be useful to emergency managers and private citizens in understanding the characteristics of severe weather across Arizona. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to quantitatively describe the hazardous weather climatology for Arizona using reports from 1950 to 2004 for tornadoes and 1955 to 2004 for other events"--Intro.
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