There are, indeed, mesoscale patterns of variability in the 6-year sample. The frequency of echoes >20 dBZ is not significantly higher at any city compared to its surroundings, and the topography near some cities makes interpreting their radar climatologies difficult. For the rest, when only echoes >40 dBZ (i.e., convective precipitation) are considered, signs of holes and hot spots do appear. However, very few stations actually meet the authors' criteria for being either a hole or a hot spot (the courterpart to a hole). Overall, during the 6 years studied, nearly all of the selected targets experienced heavy precipitation from convective storms about as often as did their surrounding areas. These results suggest that meteorologists are unnecessarily downcast about the frequency of storms in their hometowns, perhaps because there have been few climatological studies of convective behavior prior to now.