supercell

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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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Tornadoes are often the byproduct of supercell thunderstorms, which evolve from a tilted updraft, surface moisture and strong humid winds from the south or southeast, he said.
With over 100 color photos, including awe inspiring images of tornadoes, supercell thunderstorms, lightning, hail and a riveting chronicle of his journeys, Faidley takes his readers into the wild world of the storm chaser.
On May 22nd, as enhanced winds in the jet stream moved over the cold frontal boundary, conditions became very conducive for the formation of rotating supercell thunderstorms over the entire region, from Minnesota to Texas.
In 2001, our British storm chasers were not disappointed as we located seven tornadoes and dozens of supercell thunderstorms by utilizing the latest data-access satellite technology while traveling through the Great Plains.
Last year, Storm Chasing Adventure Tours guests witnessed seven tornadoes and dozens of supercell thunderstorms while traveling throughout Great Plains states.
By mid-afternoon on August 18th, a line of supercell thunderstorms rapidly developed along a cold front trailing to the southwest of a surface low pressure in southeast Minnesota.