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I live up in the Blue hills in WI. 1200-1600 elv. I'm curious about whether storms are stronger on top of the hills or in the valleys when they hit, as a general rule, I realize there will always be variables.Most times here lately, the valleys get hit but I dont, but 8 years ago or so it was the opposite. Just curious, thanks for the help.

Hi Renee

Stratiform storms treat hills and lower lands equally:

Convective storm, i.e. thunderstorms will be different at various elevations:  

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