Thunderstorm Primer – Weather in Motion
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