Articles | Volume 2, issue 2
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 373–393, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-373-2021
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 373–393, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-373-2021

Research article 28 Apr 2021

Research article | 28 Apr 2021

A dynamic and thermodynamic analysis of the 11 December 2017 tornadic supercell in the Highveld of South Africa

Lesetja E. Lekoloane et al.

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AR by Lesetja Lekoloane on behalf of the Authors (10 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Nov 2020) by Johannes Dahl
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (27 Nov 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (01 Dec 2020)
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (05 Dec 2020) by Johannes Dahl
AR by Lesetja Lekoloane on behalf of the Authors (16 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Jan 2021) by Johannes Dahl
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (12 Feb 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (12 Feb 2021) by Johannes Dahl
AR by Lesetja Lekoloane on behalf of the Authors (16 Feb 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (19 Feb 2021) by Johannes Dahl
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We analysed a tornadic supercell that tracked through the northern Highveld region of South Africa for 7 h. We found that atmospheric conditions were conducive for tornado-associated severe storms over the region. A 4.4 km resolution model run by the South African Weather Service was able to predict this supercell, including its timing. However, it underestimated its severity due to underestimations of other important factors necessary for real-world development of these kinds of storms.