Types of thunderstorms – the squall line


Squall line
One or more storm cells will develop into a LINE complex
Strong straight line winds, heavy rain, hail and weak tornadoes can occur
Features include spectacular shelf clouds

Types of thunderstorms – the 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.