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About Us

Hail-Reports.com takes the daily data from the SPC which is a government institution within the National Weather Service (NWS). We display this data it in simple format that users can navigate fast and efficiently. In other words we make getting hail reports simple for a first grader to do. You can also view wind and tornado reports. If you are a roofer you will find this site very helpful on your stormer routes. If you're a storm chaser, you can have all the quick links you need all on our homepage.

Instructions For Use

Using Date Ranges

The hail-reports map is simple to use. You have two choices for finding dates. You can either use the date range or the radio buttons. If you choose to use the radio buttons you do not have to put any dates in the date ranges. If you do use the date ranges dates must be a current date and you cannot leave either blank. The amount of time the map takes to loud depends on how many dates you have chosen. Large date ranges can take quite some time to load.

Other Choices

You can choose to pinpoint certain criteria as well. If you would like to see just hail then leave the hail box checked, but there is also wind and tornados. Select 1 or all three. You can also choose to select a specific state to keep the data withing and a size for the hail. If a size is selected then it will show all hail above that size.

What is a KML?

A KML is a file that can be loaded into google earth and you will have an overlay of the info you see in the map. So if you select a date range and then want to send that info to someone else you can select create KML and it will generate the file.

Creating a List

Creating a list gives you all the info on a seperate page in a table. This is good if you are looking for a particular city and want to see all the information that comes with it.

Issues that may arise

Just like any other software there are issues that can arise.

Some points are not located where they should be

Sometimes points will not be in their correct location. This is because the info is being pulled from the national weather service and human error can happen. Sometimes they put the wrong lat/lon and there is no way to fix it.

Database updates

Our hail report mapping application is stored on our local database server. This allows us to have unlimited traffic without losing to much bandwidth speed. Another reason we store data on our server is so we can have more control over how we display it to our users.

How does it work?

To apply our mapping with the hail reports we rely upon the Google Maps API to display all storm report information. Google requently updates their API and other such coding. Because of this there are the occasional times when the mapper may have problems. If that happens, please inform us and we will fix the proper mapping code.

Mapper Browser Compatability

Firefox Google Chrome Safari (Windows/Mac) 2.0+ Netscape 7.1+ Opera 7+

Privace Policy

The privacy of our visitors is important to us.

We recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use our website, and how we safeguard your info. We never sell your personal information to third parties.

Log Files

As with most websites, we collect and use the data contained in the log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider), the browser you used to visit our site, the time you visited our site and what pages you visited on our site.