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Commerce Data Service - Severe Weather: Hail

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The severity of hail is often times associated with the diameter of the hail ball, which in turn may inflict varying amounts of damage to property and crops and injury to people. Certain areas of the Midwest often experience baseball-sized hail requiring different planning than, say, the pea-sized hail, which is more widespread across the country.

But where can one find data and how can it be used to better plan and prepare for it?

In collaboration with the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) within the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Commerce Data Service has developed a data visualization tutorial showing how to access and use Severe Weather Data Inventory (SWDI).

The SWDI database is a high value data source with application for everything from earth science research to emergency management planning to insurance risk management. It can be mashed up and combined with a wide range of data to produce useful insights.

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