Storm Relative Winds vs. Height


The magnitude of the difference between an assumed right supercell motion and the environmental winds at the same level. The profile of storm-relative winds can be used to infer supercell precipitation distribution (e.g., "classic" versus "heavy precipitation") or tornado potential. Please refer to Rasmussen and Straka (1998), Thompson et al. (2003), and Markowski et al. (2003) for additional information.