Advanced Weather Phenomena

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Last updated: September 4, 2017
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The phenomenon of multiple thunderstorms coming together over the Atlantic Ocean. The season for this phenomenon lasts from June until September.
Same as previous question except happens in Pacific Ocean basin near Asia.
The type of thunderstorm that tornadoes most commonly spawn from.
Super Cell Thunderstorm
The name of the tornado measurement scale.
The name of the hurricane measurement scale.
The device used to measure barometric pressure (also known as atmospheric pressure)
The name of the type of thunderstorm that extends north-south for many hundreds of miles and moves west to east. Brings heavy downpours and strong wind gusts.
squall line
The phenomenon when there is heavy snow fall and extreme winds.
formed in an updraft in severe thunderstorms and the rain freezes. It falls from the sky when either the updraft is too weak to keep it in the thunderstorm or is knocked out by a different piece of this ice formation.
The direction that tornadoes and hurricanes usually rotate in the northern hemisphere (clockwise or counterclockwise).
This type of cloud is formed by ice crystals and looks whispy, like cotton candy.
cirrus cloud
For a thunderstorm to develop from a towering cumulous cloud (almost looks like a mushroom cloud), what type of movement of air needs to occur?
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