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Severe thunderstorms feature heavy rain, intense lightning, strong gusty winds, hail, and, sometimes, tornadoes. Among the most violent of all weather events, severe thunderstorms strike fiercely and quickly. Severe thunderstorms are especially dangerous because they can produce tornadoes.

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On a RADAR reflectivity image, meteorologists detect severe thunderstorms using the intensity color key. The shape and size of a severe thunderstorm may look the same as a less dangerous storm, but the intensity colors immediately indicate the severity.

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