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An isolated T-storm in a weather report means that a small percentage, typically between 10 percent and 20 percent of the affected area may see a thunderstorm. The clouds are usually a part of a squall line, which usuall... More »

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An isolated thunderstorm is a rain-producing storm that impacts a relatively small portion of a meteorologist's forecast territory. Aerostorms indicates that an isolated T-storm affects only 10 to 20 percent of a populat... More »

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An isolated tornado is a term used by meteorologists to warn the public that an occasional tornado is possible with approaching storms. When this term is used, forecasters do not expect a widespread outbreak of tornadoes... More »

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