Storm radar – current forecast for severe weather
What could be better than sitting outside and enjoying the sunshine when the weather is nice? Unfortunately, the weather is not always so good. The severe weather radar is an important tool to warn about bad weather. But what is the severe weather radar actually, and how does it work?
How to read the Storm radar
First of all, you should know that the Storm radar is only a snapshot of the weather. It does not say anything about the future. This means you should always look at the severe weather radar in conjunction with other weather data to get the most accurate picture.
When you look at the Storm radar, you usually see a few different colors. These indicate how heavy the precipitation is right now. The heavier the precipitation, the darker the color. However, the different colors say nothing about the type of precipitation. So it can be rain as well as snow or hail. Also, it should be noted that the radar only shows precipitation rising from the ground. So, if no precipitation falls on the ground, you will not see it on the severe weather radar. However, this does not necessarily mean that there is no precipitation!
Often there are areas where it rains or snows, but the rain or snow evaporates before it reaches the ground. In this case, all you see on the radar is a bright spot. So when looking at the severe weather radar, always keep in mind that it is only a snapshot and should be considered in conjunction with other weather data.
Satellite storm radar
Here you can view storms from space.
How does a storm form?
A storm is a weather phenomenon that is created by a combination of strong winds and precipitation. The wind speed in a storm can reach hurricane force and the amount of precipitation can be very high. These two factors ensure that a storm can be very dangerous. How exactly does a storm form?
The answer is not very simple, as there are different types of storms. Some storms form when cold air from the polar regions flows south and hits warm air. This type of storm is called a depression. Other storms form when hot air from the tropics flows north and hits cold air. This type of storm is called a high pressure area. In both cases, the air compresses, which results in stronger winds.
Precipitation occurs when the compression of the air leads to an increase in humidity, which eventually falls in the form of rain or snow. Storms can be very dangerous and should always be taken seriously. If you live in an area where storms are common, you should be aware of the best measures to take to protect yourself and your family.
What does storm warning mean?
Storm warnings are issued by the weather service to alert the public of an impending storm. Storm warnings are issued when a storm with wind speeds of at least 62.14 mph (Bft 9) or severe gusts is expected. Storm warnings are usually valid for a period of 3 to 6 hours. Storm warnings are not usually issued at night or in the early morning because this is when most people are sleeping.
What is the highest storm warning level?
There are four severe weather warning levels. The highest level is warning level 5, followed by warning levels 4, 3, 2 and 1. Warning levels are set by the weather service and are based on various criteria, such as the intensity and duration of the storm, the extent of damage and expected traffic disruptions
How long does it take for a storm to pass?
A storm is moving in, but how long do you have to stay safe? A storm passes quickly – so quickly, in fact, that you barely have time to get to safety. Otherwise, it drags on endlessly and the severe weather warning remains in effect. But how long does a storm really last?
So the answer to this question is not quite simple. It depends on how strong the storm is and in which region it is located. Usually, a storm lasts between 30 minutes and an hour. In rare cases, however, it can last longer.