Thunderstorm Primer – Weather in Motion

  • Instructor:
    Mark Thornton
  • Level:
    Beginning 101
  • Date:
    Monday, October 7, 2024
  • Time:
    12:30 - 2:00

Thunderstorms can quickly spoil an outing in many ways—strong winds, large waves, dangerous
lightning, or visibility-limiting rain. This presentation will examine the various types of thunderstorms
and the atmospheric ingredients that lead to their formation. Learn why thunderstorms often ‘pop-up’
late on summer afternoons and why some storms have short life-spans while others persist for hours.
Discover why thunderstorms remain independent on some days and form into damaging long-lived
squall lines on others. Reduce your chances of a hair-raising or wind-swept encounter with a
thunderstorm by learning to assess the potential for their development using readily available