How does a storm or storm system move across a country without “losing steam” i.e: running out of rain.



Just a random question I was curious about.

In: Earth Science

I mean they do eventually, however the environmental conditions that created the storm also continue to feed the storm. Hot air and sunshine evaporate water and encourage plant respiration creating humid air which rises and is picked and accumulates in the cloud as it passes. Particularly slow rainstorms will actually feed themselves with part of the rain they drop evaporating and reforming stone cloud.