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Descriptions & Usage
   Storm Attributes
         Hail Index
         Mesocyclone
         Tornadic Vortex Signature
   Storm Tracks


Descriptions & Usage

Some descriptions provided by National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).

Storm Attributes

Hail Index

A product designed to locate storms which have the potential to produce hail. Hail potential is labeled as either probable or positive. Probable means the storm is probably producing hail and positive means the storm is producing hail.

Mesocyclone

This product is designed to display information regarding the existence and nature of rotations associated with thunderstorms. Numerical output includes azimuth, range, and height of the mesocyclone.

Attributes:

- StrengthRank (SR) This number indicates the relative strength of the rotation on a scale of 1 to 25, 1 being the weakest and 25 being the strongest (large tornado).

Rank Mesocyclone Strength
1

3

5

7

9

Very Weak

Weak to Minimal

Moderate

Strong

Very Strong




Tornadic Vortex Signature

A product which shows an intense gate to gate azimuthal shear associated with tornadic- scale rotation. It is depicted by a red triangle with numerical output of location and height.



Storm Tracks

A product which shows a plot of the past hours movement, current location, and forecast movement for the next hour or less for each identified thunderstorm cell. This product is used to determine reliable storm movement.

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