Satellite Image of the Week 2019 #27

This week’s image was taken Wednesday over Florida.

This is a perfect example of why Florida gets so many thunderstorms. Notice that the sea breeze is moving in from both coasts. Clouds don’t form until a little ways in land from both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. This leaves the entire peninsula of Florida in a convergence zone. The air that meets in the middle has nowhere to go but up, creating the weak, convective thunderstorms they have almost all year.

This effect can be found on other peninsulas, but it is really obvious over Florida.

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Source:  College of DuPage – Meteorology

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This blog is about my tales in storm chasing. My name is Seth Price and I am an instrumentation instructor at New Mexico Tech. My amateur radio call sign is N3MRA.
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