What causes some storms to rain, and others to produce rain and wind?

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by Jeff Renner

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Posted on February 5, 2013 at 6:45 PM

What causes some storms to rain, and others to produce rain and wind?

Wind is generated by differences in pressure; the bigger the pressure difference over some distance, the stronger the winds. A weather system may spread moist air over an area, resulting in rain...but not produce sizable differences in pressure, and therefore, not much wind.

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