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Weather.com Glossary

Weather Glossary

By the Weather.com, The Weather Channel

Language: English

No. of terms:  800+, hyperlinked, browse only, offering related terms.

Description: If the National Weather Service Glossary is offering too technical jargon for you, the Weather.com Glossary might be just the right pick for you. 800 plus terms, very down to earth, with short, informative definitions. Only minus, the glossary has no search function.

Example Term:

HURRICANE WATCH
A formal advisory issued by forecasters at the National Hurricane Center when they have determined that hurricane conditions are a potential threat to a coastal area or group of islands within a 24 to 36 hour period. A watch is used to inform the public and marine interests of the storm’s location, intensity, and movement.

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Keywords: Meteorology, Weather, Hurricane, Storm

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Hurricane Glossary of Terms

Glossary of NHC Terms

By the National Hurricane Center

Language: English

No. of terms:  50, hyperlinked

Description: Only a short glossary, but good complement to the National Weather Service Glossary. No later than when Hurricane Irene was heading towards New York earlier this year, we needed to update our vocabulary.

Example Term:

Hurricane Season:
The portion of the year having a relatively high incidence of hurricanes. The hurricane season in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico runs from June 1 to November 30. The hurricane season in the Eastern Pacific basin runs from May 15 to November 30. The hurricane season in the Central Pacific basin runs from June 1 to November 30.

More Weather  Dictionaries and Glossaries on DictionaryNet

Keywords: Meteorology, Weather, Hurricane, Storm

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