During periods of severe weather, have you ever wondered about all thesatelllite and radar displays that you see on TV or on the internet and what that information means? Radar and satellite technology has progressed to the point that we can “see” small scale features in the atmosphere, and more precisely, in thunderstorms that we’ve never been able to “see” before. Using recent examples from tornadoes in Oklahoma City and Jarrell, Texas, this talk will concentrate on tornado detection and the radar and satellite signatures that are commonly seen.