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Thunderstorms Localized storm produced by cumulonimbus cloud and always accompanied by lightning and thunder Types of Thunderstorms: Single Cell (non-severe or severe) Multicell (non-severe or severe) Supercell (severe) Single Cell Commonly form in warm mT air masses during summer Short lived and relatively weak (less than 30 mins) Rarely produce sever weather (damaging winds, hail, or tornadoes) Developing, mature, dissipating stage MultiCellular Thunderstorm Consist of group of “cells” Often more intense than singe-cell T-storms because of the front and low pressure center Ex: squall line thunderstorms, mesoscale convective complexes (MCC) Both squall line and MCC storms are Mesoscale Convection Systems (MCSs) Squall-line Thunderstorms Squall line (frontal thunderstorm) typically forms ahead of a cold front Often can be more intense singe-cell T-storms bc of the front and low pressure center Mesoscale Convective Complex (MCC) Self-sustaining, large t-storms clusters that meet certain size or time criteria Typically severe weather and flood producers Tend to dominate the summer months across the U.S.
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