New research shows promise that forecasters may be able to offer a prediction of how long a tornado will be on the ground. NOAA meteorologist working at the Severe Storms Laboratory with the University of Oklahoma believe that the amount of rotation in rapidly rising air offers strong clues to help predict the magnitude of spring season tornado outbreaks. The new forecast techinque should help severe storm meteorologists offer more precise warnings, by early identification of the strongest twisters.
Here is the article, which will be presented in the April 2013 print edition of the journal of Weather and Forecasting. researchmatters.noaa.gov/news/Pages/NSSLpredicting.aspx
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