Types of thunderstorms – the multicell

 

Multicell

 

Two or more storm cells will develop into a complex.
 
These last much longer as a complex of cells than a single cell storm.

These can produce large hail, severe winds, heavy rain and even tornadoes.

Types of thunderstorms – the single cell

 

Types of Storms

Single cell

 

A storm that basically exists on its own, becomes mature and then dies without other cells growing within its environment. 
 
Usually has a short life span due to the environment in which it develops.

The storm season in review – 2008 – 2009

This storm season officially had fewer severe storms than other seasons in the past. Work opportunities across the industry therefore also were few and far between. Intercepts of severe storms based on forecasts and chases however were about 90% this season with only a few exceptional events being not predicted by the author.

Check the storm reports section for more details.