Thunderstorm Definition

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thunderstorms
noun
thunderstorms
A storm accompanied by thunder and lightning.
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The basis for a thunderstorm’s development is that the ground heats up and creates rising hot air. Air that is warmer than the surrounding air will rise.
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The humid, rising air will condense and form droplets.
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As the air cools and the water condenses, this causes a release of heat energy inside the storm, and a low pressure area under the storm which continues the cycle of rising air and condensation.
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When the storm's air cannot rise any higher, the water droplets start to merge with one another, the clouds become heavier, and water begins to freeze. The ice will return to rain as it falls and melts.
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thunderstorm
Plural:
thunderstorms

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