Storm Geekery

If you’ve been in Austin for any length of time, and if you’ve spent any of that time watching the weather radar channel (come on, I can’t be the only one who watches it for hours on end), you’ve noticed that big impressive lines of thunderstorms often seem to break up just as they hit the Austin city limits.

I’d always thought that the phenomenon had something to do with the change in elevation as the storms came down off the escarpment west of town. Well, the Statesman has an interesting article about the topic today, and in the opinion of the experts…it depends.

Actually, it appears that the experts don’t agree on much of anything. Still, fascinating stuff.

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