According to USA TODAY, the difference between isolated and scattered thunderstorms is determined by the probability of precipitation. If the chance of precipitation is less than 30 percent, then the National Weather Ser... More » Science Weather & Tides Storms

Thunderstorms and tornadoes are related because tornadoes always form out of thunderstorms. Specifically, tornadoes develop when there's a steady upward flow of warm air, which is generally lower in pressure than cool ai... More »

Most tornadoes are created as a result of thunderstorms that form at the meeting point between humid air from the Gulf of Mexico and dry, cooler air from Canada. At that point, instability occurs in the atmosphere, and a... More »

"Scattered thunderstorms" means that at any given moment, 30 to 50 percent of a particular area could experience an active storm, according to Aerostorms. This term deals with coverage, not intensity. More » Science Weather & Tides Storms

Types of storms include blizzards, hail storms, heavy rain storms, ice storms, lightning storms and thunderstorms. Each type of storm requires a certain level of preparation to keep people and animals safe and minimize d... More »

Hurricane Katrina started in the Bahamas initially as an area of thunderstorms. On August 23, 2005, this was upgraded to a tropical depression, meaning that it had become more organized as a storm. More » Science Weather & Tides Storms

Uganda is the country that has the most thunderstorms. The northern Lake Victoria of Kampala in Uganda experiences the maximum number of thunderstorms, at 242 days per year on average, compared to any other country in th... More »