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...
"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.
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...
"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.
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.
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...
Tornadoes happen when warm, moist air masses and cold, dry air masses collide to cause large thunderstorms. Not all thunderstorms produce tornadoes, and scientists are not certain which factors are directly responsible f...