Piecing the Weather Together

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Typically, for a thunderstorm to develop, there needs to be a mechanism which initiates the upward motion, something that will give the air a nudge upward. This is done by several methods; heating, boundaries, and terrain. Terrain initiates the upward motion when air encounters a mountain it is forced up the slope of the terrain. Upslope thunderstorms are common in the Rocky Mountain west during the summer. To learn more about thunderstorms go to JetStream - an Online School for Weather.

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