After a thunderstorm you should continue to listen to the NOAA ( National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). You should also stay away from downed power lines and report… them immediately. (MORE)
A thunderstorm , also known as an electrical storm , a lightning storm , thundershower simply a storm is a form of weather characterized by the presence of lightning …and its http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Acoustics effect on the http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Earth's_atmosphere known as http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Thunder . (MORE)
Thunderstorms occur because there are temperature differences in the atmosphere. Imagine a car window. As it is cold outside and warm inside, condensation begins to build on t…he windows of the warmer section of the car. Now use this in a larger perspective clouds for example. Clouds build in this manner until enough moisture is picked up to become a storm. Then lightning/thunder becomes possible. Now we can't forget the 'lifting motion' needed to produce a thunderstorm. We call this an updraft . This causes both air masses to collide and cause a thunderstorm. Keep in mind that updrafts can be continuous during a thunderstorm and are also the birthplaces of hail and tornadoes. Finally, most thunderstorms are driven by fronts (cold, warm, occluded, stationary...). This is where the initial collision of different air masses occurs. Keep in mind that cold air is denser than warm. (MORE)
A thunderstorm is a weather-related phenomenon. It is stated that a thunderstorm is defined by having the following characteristics: .
Cumulonimbus Clouds .
Precipitation… (rain/hail) .
A thunderstorm can present itself and various ways. Here are some: General Thunderstorm: Produces rain (sometimes heavy), lightning and thunder. Severe Thunderstorm: Pro…duces rain (often heavy), hail, damaging winds, frequent lightning and thunder and/or tornadoes. A thunderstorm is defined as severe if it poses a considerable threat to the public. Thundersnow: Not as common, but possible. Heavy snowfall (usually during snowstorms/blizzards) can generate isolated lightning strikes which is traditionally followed by thunder. (MORE)