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With very limited background in the physics of air and weather, this question occurred to me for no particular reason. With that in mind, a simplified answer would be much appreciated.

This weatherman's account is all that I have to go by: https://youtu.be/aiYyCurh_SU

Although, it was not clear to me as to why we have converging and diverging air aloft. I have a few other minor questions but I think that which was stated in the Question Header will make things clearer.

Thank you for your time.

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  • $\begingroup$ It is a topic for a book, not for a limited answer on a Q/A site. For starters, see Synoptic scale meteorology // If you consider an eddy in water analogy, the eddy moves because water moves away from places where it is and to places where it is not. $\endgroup$
    – Poutnik
    Jan 6 at 18:49

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