Rain shadow

When moist air crosses a mountain range, it is forced to rise, and the water vapor it contains condenses to form raindrops and snowflakes that fall on one side of the mountain. The air, wrung of its moisture, continues onward, producing a "rain shadow" on the lee side of the mountain.
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