Anticyclonic storm


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(Meteor.) a storm characterized by a central area of high atmospheric pressure, and having a system of winds blowing spirally outward in a direction contrary to that cyclonic storms. It is attended by low temperature, dry air, infrequent precipitation, and often by clear sky. Called also high-area storm, anticyclone. When attended by high winds, snow, and freezing temperatures such storms have various local names, as blizzard, wet norther, purga, buran, etc.

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Atmospheric specialists describe the shape of Jupiter's anticyclonic storms (high-pressure systems like the GRS) by the ratio of their length to width, and it's not unusual for this key aspect ratio to decrease in such storms, particularly right after they form.