This book seeks to make understandable the meteorological forces that produce damaging thunderstorms and tornadoes. The book provides insights into anticipating coming storms and for retrieving real-time information about today's storms from forecast weather products provided by the National Weather Service. A chapter is included on the identification of severe/tornadic weather on weather radar with several graphical examples. A guide for a community storm watch program utilizing NIMS/ICS is included. A thorough glossary of meteorological terms is included, along with several useful appendices for the spotter and the chaser.