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Explanation of the weather term, "dry slot," from the National Weather Service, Norman

Just in case you’ve heard the weather term dry slot in recent days, here’s an explanation provided by Scott Curl, senior forecaster with the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office:
“A ‘dry slot’ is an area within a storm system, usually on the south/southwest side, that is ‘dry’ relative to the surrounding area. It is usually devoid of precipitation or has very little. It happens quite often in the central part of the U.S. as on the south and southwest side of the storm we get drier air that works into the area off the Mexican Plateau to our west/southwest.”

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