Weather Terms

          In this section you'll find many weather terms and their definitions. All of these weather terms are defined in as easy-to-understand terms as possible. Within each definition, if there is another word that has a meteorological definition, you can click-on it for its definition, as well. The weather terms are broken-up into alphabetical order by their first letter. These definitions come from valid meteorological sources. I invite you to see the bottom of this page for all the information sources I used to compile this list of definitions. If you have a weather term that is not listed on this site and you want to know what it means, e-mail the Webmaster for help.


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Branick, Michael. NOAA Technical Memorandum NWS SR-145, "A Comprehensive Glossary of Weather Terms for Storm Spotters." U.S. Department of Commerce, 1995.

Everything Weather. New York. Bureau of Electronics Publishing, 1995.

Famighetti, Robert (ed.). The World Almanac and Book of Facts. Mahwah, New Jersey. Funk & Wagnalls Corporation, 1995.

Federal Meteorological Handbook No. 1, "Surface Weather Observations and Reports". National Weather Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1996.

Huschke, R.E. (ed.). The Glossary of Meteorology. Boston, Massachusetts. American Meteorological Society Press, 1980.

National Weather Service Observing Handbook No. 7, "Surface Weather Observations and Reports". U.S. Department of Commerce, 1996.

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