National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Coastal Storm Drifts Away From Southeast and Mid-Atlantic; Fire Weather Concerns Remain In Southern California

A strong storm is forecast to drift away from coastal sections of the Southeast/Mid-Atlantic today but a number of hazards remain in effect, from gusty winds to a variety of marine issues. The storm will bypass the Northeast on Monday, while producing coastal rain and interior frozen precipitation. Meanwhile, elevated to critical fire weather threats remain in effect across southern California. Read More >

Slide 13

Misconception  of Tornadic Winds

Another misconception that is closely tied with the one described in slide 12 is that wind is confined to areas only INSIDE the visible funnel cloud. Generally speaking, the misconception is that the overpass bridge protects people underneath it by preventing the tornadic airflow from reaching the people.

A description of the situation much closer to reality is presented in slide 14 and slide 15.

Prev    Slide 13 of 25    Next