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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderstorm

A thunderstorm, also known as an electrical storm, lightning storm, or thundershower, is a storm .... All thunderstorms, regardless of type, go through three stages: the developing stage, the mature stage, and the dissipation stage. The average ...

climate.ncsu.edu/climate/tstorms/lifecycle.php

Many thunderstorms undergo a three-stage life cycle: Cumulus Stage (a). Warm, moist air rises in a buoyant plume or in a series of convective updrafts. As this ...

climate.ncsu.edu/edu/k12/.thunderstorm

Aug 9, 2013 ... A basic thunderstorm (single cell) goes through three phases during its lifetime: cumulus, mature, and dissipating. This can last between 30 ...

www.windows2universe.org/earth/Atmosphere/tstorm/tstorm_formation.html

May 27, 2010 ... Most thunderstorms contain three phases: (A) the cumulus stage; (B) the mature stage; (C) dissipating stage. Click on image for full size

www.geography.hunter.cuny.edu/tbw/wc.notes/10.thunderstorms.tornadoes/thunderstorm_stages.htm

Stages in the Development of a Thunderstorm. During the cumulus stage, strong updrafts act to build the storm. The mature stage is marked by heavy ...

scied.ucar.edu/shortcontent/how-thunderstorms-form

Most thunderstorms form with three stages: the cumulus stage when storm clouds form, the mature stage when the storm is fully formed, and then the dissipating ...

www.weather.gov/media/publications/front/11jul-front.pdf

Jul 1, 2011 ... 3. Three Stages of Thunderstorms. Towering Cumulus Stage: This is the stage of a thunderstorm once convection has begun and a cloud is ...

www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/thunderstorms

The Thunderstorm Life Cycle: Thunderstorms have three stages in their life cycle: The developing stage, the mature stage, and the dissipating stage.

www.tsgc.utexas.edu/stars/tslife.html

Jun 29, 1998 ... All thunderstorms, whether or not they become severe, progress through a life cycle which may be divided into three main stages.