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John wrote at 2012-06-01 22:41:07
I have seen this a couple of times in Louisiana when strong storms were in the area, but not directly overhead. I assuned it was due to strong winds associated with the storm blowing rain.  I have read one online explanation (which seems plausible) that hailstones blown out of the top of a thunderhead can fall a considerable distance away, possibly melting before hitting the ground.  I witnessed this in the Algiers section of New Orleans, Louisiana on the night of 5/31/2012.  There was thunder and lightning at a distance to the south, but the stars were shining overhead and a light but steady rain was falling


Treesong wrote at 2013-11-04 15:48:46
Serein. It's in unabridged dictionaries like the Merriam-Webster New International.


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Ryan Hastings

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I can answer general questions about meteorology and atmospheric physics, and more specialized questions relating to convective storms, especially supercells and tornadoes.

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I am a graduate student at Penn State specializing in mesoscale meteorology. I am also on VORTEX2.

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Did my M.S. on shallow boundary layer convection and its effects on moisture fields, and have begun a Ph.D. on supercell mergers.

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