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DefinitionMeterological Term
The formation of thin ice crystals on the ground or other surfaces in the form of scales, needles, feathers, or fans.
A local storm produced by a cumulonimbus cloud and accompanied by lightning and thunder.
A localized, persistent, often abrupt lowering from a rain-free base.
Sustained wind or frequent gusts to 35 miles an hour or greater; and considerable falling and/or blowing snow for 3 hours or longer.
A violently rotating column of air, usually pendant to a cumulonimbus, with circulation reaching the ground.
A large-scale circulation of winds around a central region of low atmospheric pressure.
Precipitation consisting of numerous minute droplets of water less than 0.5 mm in diameter
Streaks or wisps of precipitation falling from a cloud but evaporating before reaching the ground. In certain cases, may precede a microburst.
A tropical cyclone in the Western Pacific Ocean in which the maximum 1-minute sustained surface wind is 64 knots or greater.
A convective downdraft with an affected outflow area of less than 2 square miles wide and peak winds lasting less than 5 minutes.
DefinitionMeterological Term
A deficiency of moisture that results in adverse impacts on people, animals, or vegetation over a sizeable area.
A series of long-period waves that are usually generated by an impulsive disturbance that displaces massive amounts of water, such as an earthquake.
Showery precipitation in the form of irregular pellets or balls of ice more than 5 mm in diameter, falling from a cumulonimbus cloud.
A tropical cyclone in the Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, or eastern Pacific, which the maximum 1-minute sustained surface wind is 64 knots or greater.
A tornado occurring over water.
A visible aggregate of minute water particles suspended in the atmosphere.
Water droplets suspended in the air at the Earth's surface.
Precipitation that falls to earth in drops more than 0.5 mm in diameter.
Precipitation in the form of ice crystals, mainly of intricately branched, hexagonal form.

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