squall line


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squall line

n.
A line of thunderstorms preceding a cold front.

squall line

n
(Physical Geography) a narrow zone along a cold front along which squalls occur. See also line squall
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Noun1.squall line - a cold front along which squalls or thunderstorms are likely
cold front, polar front - the front of an advancing mass of colder air
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Some of the next major developments came in the 1980s with widespread Doppler radar studies and computer modeling, which completed our understanding of where the squall line comes from and how it develops.
In Stockholm, Chester continued work on shear lines and on a project with Harriet looking at the nature of squall lines.
Checking in with Northwest Airlines' meteorologist, Lind and Wolfe learned that a squall line was heading east toward Lake Michigan.
there is a very significant squall line between you and your destination.
A forecaster for MeteoGroup UK, the weather division of the Press Association, said a squall line of thunderstorms, stretching from east to west was gradually moving up the country and over the M6 motorway.
The lightning was part of a fast-moving squall line typical of unsettled spring weather, said National Weather Service forecaster Tiffani Brown.
These fearsome funnel clouds, usually spawned along a squall line, can wreak widespread destruction with little, if any, warning.
Once this happens, deep showers and thunderstorms form, commonly producing a squall line in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
The other MCS (B2) was a squall line that was initiated over northern Guangxi in the late afternoon of the previous day, moved southeastward into Guangdong at about 1100 BST 22 May and passed across Guangdong in about 11 h.
While bathers played in the water, a second set of waves, spurred by a strong westerly squall line, had already started its journey from the Wisconsin side of the lake.
Thirteen states have been affected by the derecho, or squall line of fast-forming, long-lived, violent, convective (electrical) storms that travel hundreds of miles at speeds that may top 90 mph.