NOAA’s NSSL Rotation Tracks Product

The National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) has a new experimental product called Rotation Tracks which takes the rotation data from the Dual-Pol radar scans to produce a track of possible damage and intensity of damage for first responders to use.  It is available minutes after an tornadic event.  Here is a good YouTube video describing the system and here is the link to the actual data that can be used in geospatial systems for real time mapping and response. Because it is still experimental data, current data is not always available. Other KMZ NOAA products can be found here with radar data, satellite data, storm reports, watchs/warnings, and surface observations.


About Chuck Schoeneberger

Former forecaster at Meridian Environmental Technologies Inc (now a Interis Company), with a background in GIS and LiDAR, with other stints at GeoSpatial Services of Winona, MN and Aerometric (Now Quantum Spatial) of Sheboygan, WI. He is a weather technologist for public storm safety from a local to international level. LinkedIn Profile: His views are his own and not of his employer.
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