Hey hey! We haven’t done a storm anatomy diagram in a hot minute (sorry, vacation and then the post vacation push to do everything but the things I want to do got me!).
Today we’re looking at a supercell from June 15, 2017. This storm is interesting for a couple of reasons:
1 – It has a pretty unique structure and I’ll explain why in the video.
2 – Its another good example of a non-tornado producing supercell. I promise we’ll get to a tornado producer again soon.
We’ll review all the pieces of a supercell once again in this video and then talk a hair about the complicated relationship the RFD plays in this one. On one hand its spreading out and away from the updraft due to the higher based nature of the storm, but the air is also rushing down and around the updraft somewhat as well. This doesn’t exactly help tornado production in how it occurs with this one…but the RFD is definitely a crucial aspect to supercells we’ll need to really dive in on in a future video.