On the Plains, especially in the Southern Plains, our storm seasons begin and end with a dryline as the focus for storm development. But what is the dryline?

In the most simplest terms, the dryline is a surface boundary where warm, moist air to the east meets hot and dry air to the west.

Here, these two air masses converge along the dryline causing lift, and thunderstorms can typically form.

The dryline typically behaves by moving or mixing east during the day and retreating westward at night.

Forecasting for the potential of severe storm development along a dryline involves taking several factors into account: How strong is the cap today? How much upper level lift (or subsidence) is present? How strong is the dryline convergence today?

Many days, a sharp dryline will be in place but one (or all) of these things will act against storm development and no storms form.

The dryline and how it behaves typically signifies how significant of a storm season we see on the Plains. A strong dryline mixed with plentiful jet stream energy aloft typically means an active season — while a more diffuse and weaker dryline alongside weaker jet stream energy will typically signify a quieter year.

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On the Plains, especially in the Southern Plains, our storm seasons begin and end with a dryline as the focus for storm development. But what is the dryline? In the most simplest terms, the dryline is a surface boundary where warm, moist air to the east meets hot and dry air to the west. Here, these two air masses converge along the dryline causing lift, where storms can typically form. The dryline typically behaves by moving or mixing east during the day and retreating westward at night. Forecasting for the potential of severe storm development along a dryline involves taking several factors into account: How strong is the cap today? How much upper level lift (or subsidence) is there? How strong is the dryline convergence today? Many days, a sharp dryline will be in place but one (or all) of these things will act against storm development and no storms form. The dryline and how it behaves typically signifies how significant of a storm season we see on the Plains. A strong dryline mixed with plentiful jet stream energy aloft typically means an active season — while a more diffuse and weaker dryline alongside weaker jet stream energy will typically signify a quieter year. #storm #weather #sky #nature #instaweather #instanature #natureza #instaweatherpro #stormchasing #thunderstorm #stormysky #stormy #skylovers #igsky #video #atmosphere #science #badweather #stormyweather #naturelovers #instanature #greatplains #stormchasers #tornadoalley #thunderstorm #tornado #lightning

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