cumulonimbus cloud

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Noun1.cumulonimbus cloud - a dark cloud of great vertical extent charged with electricitycumulonimbus cloud - a dark cloud of great vertical extent charged with electricity; associated with thunderstorms
cloud - a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
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They are connected to a towering cumuliform cloud or a cumulonimbus cloud.
Even if no lightning results, the warning is used to infer that a cumulonimbus cloud is over the airport, a significant weather event that is very difficult to detect by all other means at night when no lightning is produced.
It's always amazing to see a cumulonimbus cloud reach maturity over the dry desert.
JAL will continue to fly 787s for other international routes, which are unlikely to be affected by cumulonimbus cloud for the time being, a company spokesman said.
During cumulonimbus cloud formation, strong winds are also anticipated," the meteorologist said.
A "hot tower" is a tall cumulonimbus cloud that reaches at least to the top of the troposphere, the lowest layer of the atmosphere.
Some two and a half hours later a cumulonimbus cloud appeared around the capital area's Suginami Ward near the flying bugs, bringing a violent downpour with it.
The scene is the cumulonimbus cloud and its up and down draughts.
Tornadoes are formed when you get unstable air in a cumulonimbus cloud with columns of air going both up and down.
The twister was likely to be a funnel cloud - condensed water droplets extending from the base of a cumulus or cumulonimbus cloud.
For example, the larger size of many newer homes, especially those with few large trees around them, makes them easy targets for a fiery bolt from a cumulonimbus cloud.
William Rankin was passing over a monstrous cumulonimbus cloud when, at nine miles up, the engine of his F-8 fighter jet quit with a grating, rasping jolt.