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Virga

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Category: Weather Weather
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Tag(s) Weather Phenomena

Definition

Precipitation which evaporates before reaching the surface.

Description

Virga is often seen as a short curtain of rain underneath a cloud.

The precipitation falls through warmer air with a higher dew point and evaporates before reaching the surface.

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