A few years ago, I was walking down Main Street when, all of a sudden, it was pouring down rain on one side of the street, but not the other. People on the rainy side of the road were scurrying to find cover, while those of us on the dry side just kept walking, not believing our eyes. Can you tell me how or why such a thing would happen in the middle of town?
– Martha Marie Snyder, Media Pa.
Localized heavy downpours occasionally happen during very hot an humid summer months. These spotty showers are very unorganized and seem to pop up out of nowhere. They are usually very brief, but very intense. The cause is usually an especially unstable and humid local atmosphere.
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