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Minimum Severe Reporting Criteria- All tornado, wall cloud, etc
- All hail reports allowed
- Only wind speeds and/or gusts greater than 50 mph
- All severe hydro related events (flooding, flash flood, etc)
- All notable damage generated from a storm
- All winter reports, IF they have a significant impact
- All tropical reports, IF they have a significant impact
What is NOT allowed- No test reports. Yes this means you!
- No relay reports. First hand reports only!
- No lightning reports
- No "sky is clear" reports
- No "storm is getting stronger/weaker" reports
- No fog reports
- No radar based reports. We have radar too thank you
- No reports of what you are hearing on scanner / ham radio / TV
- No rain measurements unless you believe it constitutes flood conditions.
Use CoCoRaHS for precip reports!
- No snow measurements unless you believe it constitutes a dangerous situation
- No general information like "storm is passing the Georgia border"
What do the red/yellow/green icons indicate?Very bad report. Bordering on a reason to be banned
Good report. Could be better for some reason, but perfectly acceptable
You rock! Perfect report!