popcorn convection


popcorn convection
A slang for showers and thunderstorms that form on a scattered basis with little or no apparent organization, usually during the afternoon in response to diurnal heating. Individual thunderstorms are typical and are sometimes referred to as air-mass thunderstorms. They are small, short-lived, and very rarely severe, and they almost always dissipate near or just after sunset.

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