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 »

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 » Science Weather & Tides Storms

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 »

Blizzards occur whenever a winter weather system pairs heavy snowfall with high winds, or when a winter windstorm strikes an area that has recently experienced heavy snowfall. If the storm creates sustained winds of at l... More »

Obvious clues to look for that a thunderstorm is on the way include a static noise on an AM radio station, the smell of rain and a sudden drop in temperature along with a strong breeze. Other signs are a change in wind d... More »

Though the chances of being struck by lightning while taking a shower, during a thunderstorm, are extremely small, lightning that hits a house can travel through metal pipes and shock anyone who touches a faucet. Approxi... More »

The natural forces that form a tornado involve a rotating column of air that extends from the base of a thunderstorm cloud to the surface of the ground. These rotating forces tend to be violent due to their intense speed... More » Science Weather & Tides Storms