A new way to recognize dangerous storms
Today’s Video of The Day from NASA shows how the latest satellite technology will help experts to recognize when a weather event may be exceptionally severe by looking at the tops of clouds.
Storms that produce the strongest winds and the most damaging hail are taking unstable air from the ground into the upper atmosphere very quickly.
The tops of the storm clouds often reflect this activity in a distinctive smoke plume pattern, which can help forecasters to give advanced warning when a storm has the potential to be dangerous.
Video Credit: NASA