A layer of relatively warm air aloft, usually several thousand feet above the ground, which suppresses or delays the development of thunderstorms. Air parcels rising into this layer become cooler than the surrounding air, which inhibits their ability to rise further and produce thunderstorms. Sometimes called the lid.

Single Cell Thunderstorm

A thunderstorm characterized by a single updraft core and a single downdraft that descends into the same area as the updraft  cutting off the thunderstorm inflow which in turn causes the updraft and the thunderstorm to dissipate. Although they may briefly be severe,  single cell thunderstorms are short-lived, usually lasting about 1/2 hour to an [...]

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