Tag Archives: thunderstorms

What is a Supercell?

A Supercell is a severe thunderstorm with a deep, persistently rotating updraft (a mesocyclone). Supercell thunderstorms are the largest, most severe class of thunderstorms. It has been argued that there are really only two types of thunderstorms: supercell and ordinary, though some have … Read More…

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Lightning Safety

Caught outside in a storm, inside during a thunderstorm, or in a car there are steps you can take to protect yourself from the dangers of lightning Outside in a lightning storm There is no safe place outside with lightning, however these actions … Read More…

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Severe Weather Preparedness

Tornadoes, floods, thunderstorm winds, hail, lightning, heat, wildfires, rip currents and tsunamis – spring is three months of danger that can imperil the unprepared. It roars in like a lion and continues to roar across the United States throughout March, April and May. … Read More…

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The Life Cycle of Thunderstorms

Did you know that 1,800 thunderstorms occur at any moment around the world?? That is 16 million a year!?? So what causes thunderstorms? Thunderstorms need three things to develop: Moisture: To form clouds and rain Unstable air: Warm air that can rise rapidly … Read More…

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