Almost as much as tornado videos go viral, pictures of damage are quickly spread with speculation as to what rating a tornado might be. We look at why photos might be misleading.
When tracking storms on radar, some of the most visually impressive and complex looking storms are tornadic supercells. They often display certain radar characteristics.
Look at all those dots! SPC heavily notes they are “reports,” yet over and over these reports are called individual tornadoes. April 14, 2012 provides a lesson.