Not all thunderstorms are the same! Learn the 3 main storm types: single-cell, multicell, and supercell. Discover their unique features and the severe weather threats they pose.

Thunderstorms can range from brief downpours to destructive forces of nature. Knowing the difference is crucial for your safety! In this video, we’ll explore the three main thunderstorm types:

Single-cell storms: These are the ‘popcorn’ storms, common in tropical areas and the monsoon season. They have short lifespans and pose less severe weather risks.

Multicell storms: These are clusters of single cells or lines of storms. They can produce damaging winds, hail, and heavy rain.

Supercells: The most powerful thunderstorms on Earth, supercells feature a rotating updraft and can bring devastating tornadoes, large hail, and extreme winds.

We’ll discuss how to identify each type visually and on radar, the unique threats they pose, and even delve into the different categories of supercells (LP, Classic, and HP).

0:00 – Storms Are Different
0:30 – The Three Main Types
0:49 – Single Cells
1:39 – Multicells
2:22 – Supercells
3:08 – Low-Precipitation
3:26 – Classic
4:16 – High-Precipitation
4:47 – Hybrid Modes
5:50 – Identifying Types
6:41 – Identifying Supercells
7:27 – Types Determine Threats