Some features in the atmosphere are more or less permanent– the subtropical high pressure systems, the trade winds, and the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) are good examples. However, most weather systems go through a clear life cycle, first forming, and later dissipating. Thunderstorms are a clear example of this latter group. On today’s episode of Weather Break, we talk about the processes at work in a thunderstorm that eventually cause the storm to fall apart. We also discuss the strangely-named remnants of a thunderstorm– the “orphan anvil”.
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