Wind Event Week 2022

16 Minutes

Lukas Tüchler (ZAMG)

Nowcasting of thunderstorm downdraft winds using weather radar data

Published: 11 March 2022

Convective downdrafts are one of the major thunderstorm hazards which lead to frequent damage. But the prediction of these events is a challenge for the forecasters. Can radar data help in the warning of severe convective wind? Some prediction methods to estimate the potential downdraft wind speed from radar data are discussed.

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