NOTE:While we list both spotting and chasing references, here,
it does not mean that we support or encourage storm chasing. The reason
for the inclusion of storm chasing materials on this page is because a lot
of the storm chasing materials often overlap in subject and they can still
contain helpful added learning material that a spotter can find just as
useful in his or her personal storm spotting educational pursuits.
Severe Thunderstorm Climatology -
(aka Severe Weather Climatological Probabilities) - Dr. Harold Brooks, NSSL/SPC
- Where and when do severe thunderstorms occur? Nice graphics and
animations depicting severe weather seasons (tornadoes, wind, hail) and
how they move across the U.S.!!!
Identity of Storm Features - Gene Moore
- Note: This slide series shows two diagrams from the Spotter Handbooks depicting
thunderstorm structure from side and top. HOWEVER, these appear updated from
the ones in the Handbooks, showing added placement of the shelf cloud relative to the
wall cloud (in the side view), and of the location of the rain-free cloud base in
relation to the precipitation (rain/hail). That helps.
Alachua County EMWIN Project (AC-EMWIN) - Yahoo The purpose of the Alachua County EMWIN Project (AC-EMWIN) is to disseminate weather-related bulletins and (some) graphics to the general public FREE, at no cost, as a public service. Todd Sherman, Founder/Project Mgr.
Online - Storm Chaser magazine. A good site. Especially interesting are
the numerous educational articles, including: Basic Storm Chaser's
Guide, Suggested New Chaser reading Material, Educational Meterial for
Classes, When To Chase, The Cap, Dryline Storms/Magic, A Look At the
Energy-Helicity Index, Forecasting Supercell Type, Why Chase
Tornadoes, and much, much more. [10/14/2000]
WX-CHASE - Univ. of Illinois Listserv Storm Chaser's discussion list .
WX-TALK - Univ. of Illinois Listserv WX-TALK General weather discussions and talk .
RealEMWIN (by Robert Dale) is no longer supported and users are encouraged to graduate over to WxMesg (below).
SimuAWIPS - - SimuAWIPS provides meteorologists, volunteers, students and weather enthusiasts with a free system for conducting basic analysis, tracking and forecasting of weather around the United States.