Why are some regions of the country more prone to thunderstorms than others? We don’t get many in Portland, OR, and I am missing the great ones I used to experience in the Midwest.

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Why are some regions of the country more prone to thunderstorms than others? We don’t get many in Portland, OR, and I am missing the great ones I used to experience in the Midwest.

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Storms like that, or tornadoes require a mix of high pressure and low pressure fronts crossing each other. Certain areas have more low pressure systems than high and vice versa. Middle America has a big mixture of weather systems, thus causing more storms. [Here](https://www.google.com/search?q=weather+map+with+fronts+and+pressure+systems&rlz=1C1GCEA_enUS841US841&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj2s4buzYzjAhUFH80KHVusAKsQ_AUIESgC&biw=1037&bih=588#imgrc=x_pVBTrgGY2wkM🙂 is a map showing typical pressure systems

Don’t worry. One day when you are walking down the street, hurrying to your next appointment; a sudden thunderstorm will happen—-zapping the huge tree you are approaching, and splatter your remains underneath it. You will happily make the 5:00 news as a thunderstorm victim.

Thunderstorm are more prominent in the east coast of Australia (our country) due to the warm water from the Pacific Ocean