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Severe weather pictures show rough weather in action. Images such as...
Google is always an excellent source of imagery. Have a look at these.
Or this one. Look at a few snow pictures.
Want another example of severe weather pictures? See this stark lightning photograph. People who enjoy storm chasing collect photos of this sort. But they expose themselves to certain danger.
Ever heard of people getting hit by lightning several times throughout life and surviving? Any truth to that?
This article should set you straight.
Mesoscale maps give us a closer look at critical features. For instance, people living in certain areas would know that the west side of a neighboring hill usually gets a lot more rain than the east side.
Mesoscale forecasting allows for this kind of distinction.
national weather maps, such as highs and lows, are called synoptic features. That means we see them by looking at measurements from several weather stations at once. Data such as relative humidity, temperature and other parameters over a widespread area.
These big things often reach a thousand or more miles across. And they take more than a day to pass by, usually two or three.
The things on a mesoscale map, like this one which shows the path of a tornado, are much smaller. They may present thunderstorms, the heat island urban centers produce, hurricanes, squalls and sea breezes.
Here is an excellent article on urban tornadoes.
Systems like the ones in these storm pictures can measure as small as a mile or less. They take an hour or so to pass, up to a whole day.
Scientists do not agree on the limits of this scale, and some of them use math formulae
to separate them. They use concepts such as Coriolis parameters
to make their distinctions.
Others just say that if things are small enough to fit between two airports, maybe the network of national observations will just miss them. This turns them over to the mesoscale by default. Practical.
Mesoscale examinations can also explain why two adjacent weather stations can show radically different measurements. And can even provide a basis for occasionally rejecting data with history and other weather contexts considered.
Most importantly, weather forecasters look for some sense of consistency with the overlying major systems. Check the Forecast Map Weather page to find out how.
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