National Weather Service Storm Spotter Training

National Weather Service

Storm Spotter Training

Introduction

Presentation Topics

Your National Weather Service

www.weather.gov

Sources of Weather Information

NWS Homepage

NWS Homepage

NOAAALL Hazards Weather Radio

NWS Products

Why we need spotters

Why we need spotters

Why we need spotters

Why we need spotters

Why we need spotters

Why we need spotters

Why we need spotters

Why we need spotters

Why we need spotters

Why we need spotters

5 cm vs. 10 cm

5 cm vs. 10 cm

Real-time radars?

Important Definitions

Tornado Warning Criteria

Severe Thunderstorm Criteria

Flash Flood Warning Criteria

Spotter Groups

The Effective Spotter Report

The Effective Spotter Report

The Effective Spotter Report

What to report- tornado

What to report- wind

Estimating wind speed

Estimating Wind Speed

What to report- hail

What to Report- hail

What to report- damage

What to report- flood

What to report- flood

What to report- flood

What to report- flood

What to report- snow

E-Spotter

E-spotter

Severe Weather Climatology

Weather Fatalities

Thunderstorm Climatology

Severe Weather Climatology

Severe Weather Climatology

Tornado Alley

Tornado Climatology

Tornado Climatology

Tornado Climatology

Tornado Climatology

Mumbo jumbo

Thunderstorm Life Cycle

Common Thunderstorm Types

Multicell Thunderstorm

Multicell Thunderstorm

Squall Line

Squall Line

Squall Line

Classic Supercell Thunderstorm

Classic Supercell Thunderstorm

Updraft/Downdraft Tornadogenesis

Rear Flank Downdraft

Rear Flank Downdraft

Classic Supercell Thunderstorm

Classic Supercell Thunderstorm

Mini Supercell

HP Supercell

Classic vs. HP comparison

HP Supercell

HP Supercell

HP Supercell

HP Supercell

HP Supercell

HP Supercell

HP Supercell

HP Supercell

HP Supercell

HP Supercell

LP Supercell

LP Supercell

LP Supercell

LP Supercell

LP Supercell

Spotter Positioning

Spotter Positioning

Spotter Positioning

Spotter Positioning

Spotter Positioning

Spotter Positioning

Thunderstorm components

Updraft Characteristics

Downdraft Characteristics

Updraft/Downdraft

Updraft/Downdraft

Updraft/Downdraft

Upper Level Storm Strength Clues

Mid Level Storm Strength Clues

Wall Clouds

Wall Cloud Characteristics

Shear vs. Rotation

Wall Cloud Development

Wall Cloud

Wall Cloud

Wall Cloud

Wall Cloud

Wall Cloud

Wall Cloud

Wall Cloud

Wall Cloud

Wall Cloud

Wall Cloud

Wall Cloud

Wall Cloud

Wall Cloud

Wall Cloud

Wall Cloud

Wall Cloud

Funnel Clouds

Tornado

Funnel Cloud

Funnel Cloud

Funnel Cloud

Tornado

Funnel Cloud or Tornado

Funnel Cloud or Tornado

Tornado

Tornado

Funnel Cloud/Tornado

Tornado

Land Spout Definition

Land Spout diagram

Land Spout

Land Spout

Land Spout

Land Spout

Land Spout

Land Spout

Land Spout

Land Spout funnel

Shelf Cloud

Shelf Cloud characteristics

Shelf cloud

Shelf cloud

Shelf cloud

Shelf cloud

Shelf cloud

Shelf cloud

Shelf cloud

Shelf Cloud

Shelf cloud

Shelf cloud

Shelf cloud

Shelf cloud

Shelf cloud

Shelf cloud

Wall Cloud / Shelf Cloud Summary

Gustnadoes

Gustnado Characteristics

Gustnado diagram

Gustnado

Gustnado

Gustnado

Gustnado

Gustnado

Gustnado

Tornado/Gustnado Summary

Other Thunderstorm Phenomenon

Hail Shaft

Hail Shaft

Hail Shaft

Outflow Dust

Rain Foot

Mammatus

Storm Feature
Look Alike

Look Alike

Look Alike

Look Alike

Look Alike

Look Alike

Look Alike

Look Alike

Look Alike

Look Alike

Look Alike

Look Alike

Look Alike

Look Alike

Look Alike

Look Alike

Look Alike

Look Alike

Look Alike

Look Alike

Look Alike

Look Alike

Look Alike

Spotter Safety

Spotter Safety

Lightning Safety

Lightning Safety

Flood Safety

Flood Safety

Donít become another flood death statistic

Nighttime Spotting

Spotters Must

Myths

Disclaimer

Disclaimer

Disclaimer

We want your storm photos!!

Special thanks to the following people for the generous use of their photos:

The End