Scattered vs Isolated Thunderstorms – What is the Difference?

Feb 03, 2013 18 Comments by

As a weather junkie one of the questions I often get asked is what is the difference between Scattered and Isolated thunderstorms. Though not obvious, there actually is a difference. First and foremost. Scattered vs isolated has NOTHING to do with the intensity or severity of the storms. Anytime thunderstorms are forecast for your area [...]

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Storm Chase Log: January 29th Illinois

Jan 30, 2013 Comments Off by

Summary: Chased early season setup intercepting several tornado/severe warned line segments noting areas of rotation and a few funnels but could never confirm any tornadoes. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: < 58mph The setup: Strong, seasonal speed shear as a deep trough plowed into the midwest coupled with record warmth as far north as [...]

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Northeast Braces for Nor’easter, Plains and Midwest Severe Weather to Follow.

Nov 05, 2012 Comments Off by

As previously mentioned, an active weather week is indeed taking shape, some of the forecast details have changed (as is common) but the overall pattern still looks to be on track. First up is the nor’easter set to impact areas hard hit by recent Superstorm Sandy. Overall this forecast remains the same. Surface low pressure, [...]

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