This application presents a browsable archive of SPC issued tornado and severe thunderstorm watches. Each sequential watch is assigned a numeric ID, which uniquely identifies a watch for each year. Up until 2006, the polygon was the valid area of the watch. Since then, the valid area is issued by county and marine zone.

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All active watches at issuance:

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Watch #:
SAW Issuance202301021916-KWNS-WWUS30-SAW1
SEL Issuance202301021920-KWNS-WWUS20-SEL1
Watch Probs202301021915-KWNS-WWUS40-WWP1
Issue:2023-01-02 19:20 UTC
Expired/Cancelled:2023-01-03 03:00 UTC
WOU Outline Shapefiles20Z, 21Z, 22Z, 23Z, 00Z, 01Z, 02Z, 03Z,

Archive Status:

  • Watch archive should be complete back to 1997.
  • RADAR composite is mostly complete back to 1997.
  • Local Storm Reports are available after 2002.

Initial Watch Box and Watch By County Outline

Local Storm Reports:

Watch Polygon (KML):

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Watch Polygon (GeoJSON):