NSSL SWAT Case Study - 13 February 1995 Phoenix Mini-Supercell

Three tornadic supercell storms are presented. The storm on the left occurred near Mesa, AZ and is viewed from the Phoenix, AZ WSR-88D, the middle storm is viewed from the Pueblo CO WSR-88D, and the storm on the right is viewed from the Twin Lakes WSR-88D. Note how dramatic the size of each storm varies. Be aware that these storms are at the same zoom factor. This is a stunning example of how supercell storms may vary in size and which may raise serious implications concerning the detection of these types of storms especially their attendant mesocyclones and tornadoes using the WSR-88D.

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