When you take a look at a strengthening supercell from a bit of a distance, you definitely need to be looking at its visual cues. In this storm anatomy guide, we’re talking about some of the visual cues to look for when the storm is a bit of a distance away. Definitely, when storms are moving fast like they were on this day, having distance initially is always a good call.

Also in this vid, some discussion about how to handle storm chases where you are dealing with linear storm modes. Should you drive south?

Our storm anatomy guides are meant to be educational on dissecting storm structure and behavior visually without the help of radar. Storms typically show what they are up to visually and you don’t actually need the internet to make chase decisions. We hope some of the tips found in these videos are most helpful.