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  •  Gotcha! Thanks! (2+ / 0-)
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    weatherdude, indubitably

    I was missing the strength of that rear inflow.  Sorry to take your time, but greatly appreciate the understanding!

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    by argomd on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 03:46:38 PM PDT

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    •  Ohhhhh oh oh. I think I answered the wrong (2+ / 0-)
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      indubitably, argomd

      question. Are you asking why the cold pool starts moving in the first place?

      If so, it's because the vertical wind shear makes the storms start moving around and form into lines, which gets the storms (and their cold pools) moving in one direction.

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      by weatherdude on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 03:48:53 PM PDT

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      •  You replied well to what I'd asked, thanks! (0+ / 0-)

        I was worried about the dynamics of an individual cold pool.  The behavior of the storm system -- its linearity, e.g. -- seems knowable from the scale size of persistent perturbations in the physics.  

        Can't ask for too much specificity in a grossly chaotic system, after all.

        Thanks again for your time!

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        by argomd on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 07:51:53 AM PDT

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