A dry line (also called dew point line, or Marfa front) is an imaginary line across a continent that separates moist air from an eastern body of water and dry desert air from the west. One of the most prominent examples of such a separation occurs in central North America, especially Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, where the moist air from the Gulf of Mexico meets dry air from the desert south-western states. The dry line is an important factor in severe weather frequency in the Great Plains of North America. It typically lies north-south across the High Plains states in the warm sector of an extratropical cyclone and stretches into the Canadian Prairies during the spring and early summer. The dry line is also important for severe convective storms in other regions of the world, such as northern India.
... In the dry sector west of the dry line, clear skies are the rule due to the dryness of the air mass sweeping off the Rocky mountains in North America, and the ... Cumulus clouds are common east of the dry line in the moist sector, though they are taller with greater development along the dry line itself ...
... ALONG AND 100 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF BROKEN BOW NEBRASKA TO 55 MILES SOUTHWEST OF RUSSELL KANSAS ... WITH LITTLE INHIBITION REMAINING ALONG E OF DRY LINE...STORMS WILL RAPIDLY BECOME SEVERE BY EARLY THIS AFTERNOON WRN KS INTO SWRN NEB ... AS DRY LINE REMAINS WRN KS THRU THE AFTERNOON...ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF TORNADIC SUPERCELLS ARE LIKELY OFF THE DRY LINE THRU THE EVENING HOURS ...
... faced with the possibility of it going dry, especially in the summer months ... For reasons unknown, the mill was later transferred to the Davault Bollinger line ... It connected the old Cape Girardeau and State Line properties with the Iron Mountain Line at Delta ...
... moving in from the south brought moist air across Texas and into western Oklahoma and dry line formed across the Texas panhandle ... broke as predicted by forecasters as the dry line moved east into western Oklahoma ... However, the clearing was limited to a relatively narrow zone ahead of the dry line ...
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