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Thunderstorms: Prevalence in Colorado/New Mexico

Given your understanding of the conditions required for the formation of a thunderstorm, why would there be so many thunderstorms in eastern Colorado and northeastern New Mexico? What is so special about this relatively small area?

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution should get you started. In this particular task, you are being asked to discuss the reason behind the uniqueness of a particular geography for thunderstorms. I suggest making it simple using this outline:

1. About Thunderstorms - 100 words
2. On thunderstorms in Colorado/New Mexico - 150 words

This outline should yield 250 words which should cover what you need. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. All the best with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

On Thunderstorm prevalence in Colorado/New Mexico

Thunderstorms are athmospheric phenomenon as they are a kind of storm characterized by lightning and the booming acoustics of thunder. Also known as electrical storms, they come with copious amounts of strong winds, heavy rain or when the temperature is right, snow, sleet or hail. There are however instances where thunder and lightning can be accompanied by heavy wind but no precipitation at all. The strongest thunderstorms can rotate into supercells can cause damage. Thunderstorm movement often follow mean wind flow within the troposphere layer in which they are located but wind shear can result into some kind of deviation in wind direction. HKO (2013) explains thunderstorm formation as ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of thunderstorms, in particular their prevalence in Colorado and New Mexico. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.