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The branch of meteorology that deals with the occurrence, motion, and changes of state of atmospheric water.

hy′dro·me′te·or′o·log′i·cal (-ôr′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl, -ŏr′-) adj.
hy′dro·me′te·or·ol′o·gist n.
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(ˌhaɪ drəˌmi ti əˈrɒl ə dʒi)

the study of atmospheric water, esp. precipitation, as it affects agriculture, water supply, flood control, etc.
hy`dro•me`te•or•o•log′i•cal (-ər əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
hy`dro•me`te•or•ol′o•gist, n.
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Pagasa hydrometeorologist Edgar Dela Cruz said the dam may reach the overflow level of 80.15 meters by early Thursday.
Another big problem for urban areas is the flash flooding that can occur when heavy rains fall over a city; according to hydrometeorologist Matt Kelsch, an authority on urban flash flooding with The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder.
Rainfall in March turned out to be average: In the Eugene-Springfield area, 5.68 inches fell compared with the normal 5.8 inches, said hydrometeorologist Rodger Nelson with the National Weather Service in Portland.
In addition to the GRCA's efforts to develop a flood warning system, the federal Department of Transport assigned a hydrometeorologist to the provincial government to assist with the development of a province-wide flood warning system.
Marsha Hilmes-Robinson, floodplain manager for the City of Fort Collins, offered insights about the lessons learned and actions taken after the deadly Fort Collins flash flood, and then the group departed to visit several sites in person, led by hydrometeorologist Matt Kelsch of UCAR/ COMET.
In the valley's south end, marine air spared residents from record highs after the wind shifted from the north to the south, said National Weather Service hydrometeorologist Rodger Nelson.