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. When observing storms on the radar, look for large lines of red. Keep a watchful eye toward the front-end of the line and look for hooks, that is, a place on the storm cell that looks like it’s hooking in a direction. Sometimes if you notice a small green patch in between two larger patches of red, that could indicate danger. New way to recognize dangerous storms as shown above in video shows The best way to keep yourself and your loved ones safe is to plan ahead. Winter storms are dangerous. Know how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe during and after the storm. Staying out in the cold too long can cause hypothermia and frostbite.
Video Credit: NASA