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Weather Research Page
by Matt Ver Steeg, WeatherEdge, Inc.

Here are some links to some of the best minds on the 'net regarding severe weather research. A storm chaser will also find these essays useful with their weather forecasting.


storm prediction center 
Research Papers 


National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)
Tornado Vortex Signatures Short Range NWP Model Ensembles to Severe Weather Forecasting
Probability Forecasting PrimerOriented Approaches to Forecast
Definition of a Tornado by Chuck Doswell Tornado Thoughts after VORTEX '95

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Storm chasing is dangerous. You could be hurt or killed in its pursuit, especially if you have little or no knowledge of severe storms and their environment. Chase hazards include but are not limited to heavy rain, flash flooding, lightning, high winds, large hail, tornadoes, and flying debris. Hydroplaning on the road and traffic accidents also occur. If you desire to chase, get informed and educated about weather. Contact your local National Weather Service Office, and enroll in a SKYWARN training class. Read and view all of the published information regarding severe weather, thunderstorms, and tornadoes that you can. You are responsible for educating yourself. Next, contact an experienced chaser in your area, and arrange to travel with them, until you've gained sufficient experience to go it alone. Even at that, veteran chasers get caught in harm's way from time to time. Play it safe. This page is for informational and educational use, and the authors disavow any responsibility for actions you may take.

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