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Isolated versus Scattered

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What’s the difference between isolated and scattered storms?

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It is code language for "we don't have a clue whether water will fall on your head today."

I am sorry, I just couldn't help myself

Keith

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According to "Meteorologists"Isolated Thunderstorms means most of the map on displaywill stay dry.Isolated Thunderstorms will effect 30 percent of the map while70 percent will remain dry.

Scattered Thunderstorms is "Meterologist" speak for Thunderstorms covering 40 to 60 percentof the map.

All in all,it is a coin toss.

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this is some big difference ? if it rains where you are its 100 %, if no it is 0 % !  :P

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And so goes the Science of "Meterology".......

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No difference really.  Around here, neither of those descriptions yield any rain.

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I've noticed here that partly cloudy seems to mean anything from totally overcast all day to clear blue skies all day.

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Partly sunny means that same thing here.

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So are we saying WEATHERMEN don't have a CLUE? :laugh:

Who would have ever THUNK it!

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Today will be mainly cloudy with some sunny periods. The conditions will be mainly fine and dry with a chance of showers...there I think that covers it...

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Pretty sure it goes Isolated, Scattered, Few, and finally Numerous with the areal coverage increasing for each category.

Higher the category goes the greater chance you have of getting hit by thunderstorms. It is based on the percentage of the forecast area that will receive storms.

Pete

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Here is my AccuWeather forcast....... http://www.accuweather.com/forecast-15day....16&metric=0

What exactly are Episodes of sunshine for april 28th?

They just make this stuff up right?

"Episodes of sunshine" Well, they not be accurate, but at least they have a sense of humor.

Or is that code language for "we don't have a clue if you will get a sunburn today, or not" :mrlooney:

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"Episiodes of Sunshine"?"As the World so Shine"?"The Days of our Sun"?The Young and the Sunless"?Oh, the wonderful Sport of Meteorology.

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We are dry as a bone again, but there are episodes of rain all around me with a prelude of thunder and encore of humidity.

Later on we are expecting weeks of re-runs of high temps, but hopefully not a hurricane during sweeps week.

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Our Episodes of sunshine yesterday ended up with lots of rain and a few tornadoes I didn't not see any sunshine at all.

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We are in the Isolated/Scattered pattern. Somedays, it rains all around us, yet leaves us dry. Other days, we get rain and nobody else does. Locally, we call them popcorn showers. They pop up in a very localized spot, dump and inch or so of rain, and vanish just as fast.

Back when I was a fisherman, I remember running out into the gulf between two of them. Somedays they vanished, other days they closed in to make one really big whopper. We called them sucker holes. Getting caught out in the open gulf in one was quite an adventure. One of which I don't care to relive. At least on land, you can run inside.

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