A small,fast-moving low-pressure system that forms in western Canada and travels
southeastward into the United States. These storms generally bring little
precipitation, generally precede an Arctic air mass.|
|Backstays of the sun:|
A sailor's name for crepuscular rays extending downward from the sun.|
the current name in the Philippines for a tropical cyclone.|
Nautical term for a especially a wind blowing 90° from a ship's heading.|
a region of storm-scale rotation, in a thunderstorm, which is wrapped in heavy
a severe thunderstorm otherwise known as "blue box".|
A patch of clear sky at the center of a cyclonic storm; the
"eye of the storm". A small isolated cloud seen at the beginning of a bull's-eye
squall, marking the top of the otherwise invisible vortex of the storm.|
an inaccurate forecast or an unsuccessful storm chase; a situation in which
thunderstorms or severe weather are expected, but do not occur.|
a slight and local breeze, which shows itself by rippling the surface sea.|
A name given to the
on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountain.|
A colloquial name for the sea breeze in tropical and subtropical climates
which is invigorating because of its relative coolness.|
A small, whirling of wind that picks up dirt and other loose materials
as it travels.|
the movement of a
from the coast or down an estuary or tidal waterway;
opposite of flood current.|
that is characterized by multiple distortions of images generally in vertical,
so that such objects as cliffs and cottages are distorted and magnified into
An English nautical term for a sudden gust or squall of wind.
The regions of calm and variable winds coinciding with the subtropical
high-pressure belts lying on the pole ward sides of the trade winds.
(The term has generally been applied only to the northern of these two
regions in the North Atlantic Ocean, or to the portion of it near Bermuda.)
the period of mild, calm hazy weather occurring in autumn or early winter,
weather of thistype is really irregular and intermittent in occurrence.
Small pieces of newly formed sea ice, usually less than six feet across.
This type of young ice is almost circular in shape, and has slightly raised
edges caused by collisions between individual pieces.
Characterized by strong winds in the southern hemisphere where the prevailing
winds are from the northwest or west.|
Other term for meteor.|