Outflow Boundary

A storm-scale or mesoscale boundary separating thunderstorm-cooled air (outflow) from the surrounding air. An outflow boundary is similar in effect to a cold front, with passage marked by a wind shift and usually a drop in temperature. Outflow boundaries may persist for 24 hours or more after the thunderstorms that generated them dissipate, and may travel hundreds of miles from their area of origin. New thunderstorms often develop along outflow boundaries, especially near the point of intersection with another boundary.
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