What Is a Severe Thunderstorm?
Wind Gusts: Greater than 58 mph.
Hail: Equal to or larger than quarters. 1 inch in diameter.
A Thunderstorm which produces a tornado of any strength.
*Lots of lightning and heavy rain do not make a thunderstorm severe. It must have one or more of the characteristics listed above.*
NWS Tallahassee Area
NWS Jacksonville Area