Kona low
Kona storms (also called Kona lows) are a type of seasonal cyclone in the Hawaiian Islands, usually formed in the winter from winds coming from the westerly "kona" (normally leeward) direction. They...
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Bergen School of Meteorology
The "Bergen School of Meteorology" is a school of thought which is the basis for much of modern weather forecasting.Founded by the meteorologist Prof. Vilhelm Bjerknes and his younger colleagues in 19...
Rainband
A rainband is a cloud and precipitation structure associated with an area of rainfall which is significantly elongated. Rainbands can be stratiform or convective, and are generated by differences in ...
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Norwegian cyclone model
The older of the models of extratropical cyclone development is known as the Norwegian Cyclone Model, developed during and shortly after World War I within the Bergen School of Meteorology. In this t...
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Storm track
Storm tracks are the relatively narrow zones in seas and oceans where storms travel driven by the prevailing winds. The Atlantic and Pacific have storm tracks along which most Atlantic or Pacific ext...
Pacific Northwest windstorm
Pacific Northwest windstorms, sometimes colloquially known as Big Blows, are extratropical cyclones which form in the Pacific basin, and affect land areas in the Pacific Northwest of the United State...
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Subtropical Storm Andrea (2007)
Subtropical Storm Andrea was the first named storm and first subtropical cyclone of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season. It developed out of a non-tropical low on May 9 about 150 miles (240 k...
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2005 Azores subtropical storm
The 2005 Azores subtropical storm was the nineteenth nameable storm of the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. It was not officially named by the National Hurricane Center as it was operat...
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Mesoscale convective system
A mesoscale convective system (MCS) is a complex of thunderstorms that becomes organized on a scale larger than the individual thunderstorms but smaller than extratropical cyclones, and normally persi...
Cold front
A cold front is defined as the leading edge of a cooler mass of air, replacing (at ground level) a warmer mass of air, which lies within a fairly sharp surface trough of low pressure. It forms in the...
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Sea level pressure
Atmospheric pressure is the force per unit area exerted on a surface by the weight of air above that surface in the atmosphere of Earth (or that of another planet). In most circumstances atmospheric p...
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Yolanda (storm)
Yolanda was a weak, but devastating non-tropical cyclone which caused widespread flooding in eastern Europe.
Yolanda was first identified on 14 May over the southern Mediterranean Sea near Al...
Polar front
In meteorology, the polar front is the boundary between the polar cell and the Ferrel cell in each hemisphere. At this boundary a sharp gradient in temperature occurs between these two air masses, eac...
Subtropical Storm One (1968)
The 1968 Atlantic hurricane season was one of five Atlantic hurricane seasons during the satellite era not to feature a major hurricane, the others being 1972, 1986, 1994, and 2013. The season officia...
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Weather map
A weather map displays various meteorological features across a particular area at a particular point in time and has various symbols which all have specific meanings. Such maps have been in use sinc...
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1982 Florida subtropical storm
The 1982 Florida subtropical storm, officially known as Subtropical Storm One, was the only subtropical cyclone of the inactive 1982 Atlantic hurricane season. The storm originated from two different ...
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Subtropical Storm Nicole (2004)
Subtropical Storm Nicole was the first subtropical storm to receive a name using the standard hurricane name list that did not become a tropical cyclone. The fourteenth tropical or subtropical storm o...
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Mesoscale convective vortex
A mesoscale convective vortex (MCV) is a low-pressure center within an mesoscale convective system (MCS) that pulls winds into a circling pattern, or vortex. With a core only 30 to 60 miles (97 ...
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Tropical cyclogenesis
Tropical cyclogenesis is the development and strengthening of a tropical cyclone in the atmosphere. The mechanisms through which tropical cyclogenesis occurs are distinctly different from those throug...
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Extratropical cyclone
This animation shows an extratropical cyclone developing over the United States, starting late on October 25 and running through October 27, 2010.Extratropical cyclones, sometimes called mid-latitud...
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Thermal low
Thermal lows, or heat lows, are non-frontal low-pressure areas that occur over the continents in the subtropics such as near the Sonoran Desert, the Mexican plateau, California's Great Central Valley...
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Occluded front
An occluded front is formed during the process of cyclogenesis when a cold front overtakes a warm front. When this occurs, the warm air is separated (occluded) from the cyclone center at the Earth's s...
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Station model
A station model is a symbolic illustration showing the weather occurring at a given reporting station. Meteorologists created the station model to find a number of weather elements in a small space on...
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History of surface weather analysis
The history of surface weather analysis concerns the timetable of developments related to surface weather analysis. Initially a tool of study for the behavior of storms, surface weather analyses beca...
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Subtropical Storm One (1974)
Subtropical Storm One was a short-lived subtropical cyclone that brought copious amounts of rainfall to central Florida in late June 1974. The storm originated in an area of convection that detached f...
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Panhandle hook
A Panhandle hook (also called panhandle hooker or Texas hooker) is a relatively infrequent winter storm system whose cyclogenesis occurs in the South to southwestern United States from the late fall...
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Geostrophic wind
The geostrophic wind (/dʒiːɵˈstrɒfɨk/ or /dʒiːɵˈstroʊfɨk/) is the theoretical wind that would result from an exact balance between the Coriolis effect and the pressure gradient force. This condition ...