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NOAA's National Weather Service conducts Service Assessments to evaluate its performance during catastrophic weather events. Assessment teams, composed of experts in and outside NWS, study what happened and NWS actions before, during, and after the event.

2000-2004 NWS Service Assessments
Hurricane Charley, August 9-15, 2004
Baltimore Inner Harbor Thunderstorm Event: March 6, 2004
Intense Space Weather Storms, October 19 – November 07, 2003
Hurricane Isabel: September 18-19, 2003
Southern California Wildfires: October 20 to November 3, 2003
Record Tornado Outbreaks of May 4-10, 2003
Super Typhoon Pongsona: December 8, 2002
Veterans Day Weekend Tornado Outbreak
La Plata, MD, Tornado Outbreak: April 28, 2002
Tropical Storm Allison: Heavy Rains and Floods, Texas and Louisiana: June 2001
Northern Idaho and Western Montana Summer 2000 Wildfires

1995-1999 NWS Service Assessments
Hurricane Floyd Floods of September 1999
Oklahoma/Southern Kansas Tornado Outbreak of May 3, 1999
South Texas Floods: October 17-22, 1998 (html)
Spencer, SD, Tornado: May 30, 1998 (html)
Southeast Tornadoes: April 8, 1998
The Ice Storm and Flood of January 1998
Central Florida Tornado Outbreak: February 22-23, 1998
Super Typhoon Paka: December 2-21, 1997 (html)
Central Texas Tornado Outbreak: May 27, 1997
North Central U.S. Flooding including the Red River of the North Basin: April 1997
Ohio River Valley Flood: March 1997
Arkansas Tornado Outbreak: March 1, 1997,
Hurricane Fran: August 28-September 8, 1996
Hurricane Bertha: July 5-14, 1996
Ft. Smith and Van Buren: Arkansas, Tornado of April 21, 1996
Northeast United States Flooding: January 1996
Blizzard of '96: January 6-8, 1996
Hurricane Marilyn: September 15-16, 1995
Heat Wave of July 1995

1989-1994 NWS Service Assessments
Tropical Storm Alberto Heavy Rains and Flooding, Georgia, Alabama, Florida: July 1994
Southeastern United States Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak: March 27, 1994
Superstorm of March 1993 (Executive Summary only)
Hurricane Iniki: September 6-13, 1992
Hurricane Andrew: August 23-26, 1992
The Halloween Nor'easter of 1991 - The Perfect Storm (Executive Summary only)
Hurricane Hugo: September 10-22, 1989

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