Learn how storms actually move, with a full overview of right and left turning cells in this video!

Something that beginner storm spotters likely take for granted is how storms move from place to place. This is actually an overlooked part of storm spotting and storm chasing, as anticipating when and how storms turn is an essential piece of staying safe. Here’s a basic primer on these left and right turns.

0:00 – Intro/Three Type of Motion
0:55 – Mean Motion
1:20 – Effect of Storm Turns on Helicity
2:16 – Left-Movers
4:02 – Left-Mover Effects on Targeting
4:47 – Right-Movers
5:10 – Why Right-Movers Are Serious
6:13 – How to Anticipate Right Turns
7:40 – One Final Note