Lately there has been a variety of good research coming out in meteorological journals and presentations related to real-time tornado intensity estimation based on certain radar signatures. Such guidance can be valuable when attempting to estimate potential impacts from an ongoing tornado. Obviously, that comes with a variety of caveats that must be understood if you want to use the research and guidance in an intelligent way that can add value. I will outline a few of those below. Additionally, the National Weather Service’s Warning Decision Training Branch (WDTB) provided training on tropical cyclone tornadoes in 2014. It was intended to provide guidance for forecasters who are warning for low-topped supercells in the bands of a tropical cyclone. I wanted to combine all this…