August 2019 Issue

Stumbling Around In The Rain

Thunderstorm avoidance begins at home, by picking your timing and route. When it gets up close and personal, remain in visual conditions.

It’s not unheard of to think thunderstorms are only a product of summer weather, like we’re experiencing now in the Northern Hemisphere. Certainly they are more common in warmer months, but wintertime “thundersnows” are common enough that I’ve seen a few. The point is that we can encounter thunderstorms any time of year, not just in the summertime. The kinds of weather Mike Hart discussed in last month’s article, “Air Mass Storms,” principally are warm-weather phenomena, while thunderstorms associated with frontal activity can be experienced year-round.

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