The database needs to be standardized but reclassifying this many storms is an impossible task for NCDC staff.
During the opening four months of 2012, it was as dry as it gets in Maryland according to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).
Next Generation Radar (NEXRAD) and Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR) base reflectivity imagery from National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) were utilized to verify that observed wind gusts were associated with downbursts and not associated with other types of convective wind phenomena (i.e. gust fronts).
A New Graphical Microburst Guidance Product