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"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 »

Scattered thunderstorms cover a large area and are likely to include several storm rounds. Storm chaser Adam Lucio explains that "scattered" and "isolated" descriptors have no bearing on a thunderstorm's actual intensity... More »

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 »

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"Isolated thunderstorms" means that indicators predict only one line of storms affecting 10 to 20 percent of the area, according to Aerostorms. Isolated thunderstorms have nothing to do with the intensity of the storm. More »

Scattered thunderstorms cover a large area and are likely to include several storm rounds. Storm chaser Adam Lucio explains that "scattered" and "isolated" descriptors have no bearing on a thunderstorm's actual intensity... 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 »

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 »