Marfa Front

(a.k.a. Texas Dry Line)

Illustrated map showing the major weather elements of Tornado Alley.

--------- Marfa Front/Texas Dry Line

Progenitor of Atmospheric Mayhem

Graphic by Dan Craggs - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Wait for the animation below  to load. It's worth the wait.

Animation of storms forming along the Texas Dry Line on May 3, 2021, courtesy of NOAA

The Marfa Front in all its glory. 

Storms forming along a Texas dry line on May 3, 2021. 

Animation courtesy of NOAA.

View the YouTube video. I didn't know dry lines existed until I moved to Texas in my 40s. I find them fascinating.