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Precipitation Probability

Precipitation Probability

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which is often expressed as the "chance of rain" or "chance of  precipitation".
PRECIPITATION PROBABILITY
 
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A probability of precipitation (POP)is a formal measure of the likelihood of precipitation thatis often published from weather forecasting modelsFormula:PoP=C x A x100C = the confidence that precipitation will occur somewherein the forecast area.A = the percent of the area that will receive measurable precipitation, if it occurs at all.
PRECIPITATION PROBABILITY
 
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Convective -precipitation events are onessuch as discrete showers and thunderstorms.
these convective events result in the verticalexchange of heat (energy) and moisture(mass); cold dense air sinks toward thesurface which forces warm, moist air upward.
 Two main precipitation event

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