DISCUSSION: Within the last couple of a days, a fairly potent and localized area of low pressure moved across parts of west-central Europe. As this more confined "piece of energy" propagated across this region, there were impressive convective results which unfolded. As shown in the image above, there were a few areas of particularly intense convection which developed during the day on Monday as a result of the increasingly unstable atmosphere which came about with the approach of the aforementioned low pressure system. This instability was chiefly a result of increased instability in this region due to strengthened southerly to southwesterly flow which brought a surge of warmer and moistened air parcels into this region. As you can see in the image above, there were hourly precipitation rates up to and over 100 mm/hour which led to localized flooding in parts of southern Germany.
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