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supercell

[′sü·pər‚sel]
(meteorology)
A thunderstorm with a persistent rotating updraft. While rare, it produces the most severe weather such as tornadoes, strong winds, and hail.
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1953 was the first time they caught a supercell thunderstorm on radar in Champaign," Hausen said.
A report released today by the Bureau of Meteorology has found that a supercell thunderstorm and tornadoes with wind gusts of up to 260km/h destroyed major transmission lines in the states north, triggering the September 28 blackout.
A supercell thunderstorm hit the region on June 28 and caused devastation across Tyneside.
Unlike most thunderstorms that visit Central Massachusetts, a supercell thunderstorm is a rotating storm that can spawn a tornado if the correct meteorological recipe is in place.
A large supercell thunderstorm developed near Tulsa, and traveled across Missouri and into Illinois, creating an unusually long 400-mile track (NWS, 2006), a record exceeding the previous high of 366 miles set in April 2001 by a long-track, Kansas-to-Illinois, supercell hailstorm (Changnon and Burroughs, 2003).
Last year, the city suffered a supercell thunderstorm, which contained enough energy to power the city for a day.
The source of most strong tornadoes is the energy of a major weather system concentrated by a supercell thunderstorm and a special rotating region of these storms called a mesocyclone.
7%), the defining element of a supercell thunderstorm.
A selection of your comments left on our website, Twitter and Facebook pages A SUPERCELL thunderstorm hit the North East on Thursday.
The National Weather Service last night confirmed that the three tornadoes - which they rated an EF-1 to EF-3 - were produced by a supercell thunderstorm that left a path of destruction from Westfield to Sturbridge.
Unlike a pulse thunderstorm, the anvil on a mature supercell thunderstorm is huge and the presence of mammatus clouds is a sign to keep your distance.