downburst

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down·burst

 (doun′bûrst′)
n.
A powerful downward air current from a cumulonimbus cloud, typically associated with thunderstorm activity.

downburst

(ˈdaʊnˌbɜːst)
n
(Physical Geography) a very high-speed downward movement of turbulent air in a limited area for a short time. Near the ground it spreads out from its centre with high horizontal velocities. Also called: microburst
Translations
syöksyvirtaus
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OXFORD - A macroburst caused severe damage to a 10-mile swath in Oxford and Charlton on May 31, 1998, dislodging a large tree branch that smashed into a memorial stone in South Cemetery.