extratropical cyclone

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extratropical cyclone

[¦ek·strə¦träp·i·kəl ′sī‚klōn]
(meteorology)
Any cyclone-scale storm that is not a tropical cyclone. Also known as extratropical low; extratropical storm.
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BLIZZARDS and high winds caused misery as an 80mph weather bomb battered Scotland yesterday.
Scotland was last night braced for an 80mph weather bomb which will see snow, wind, rain and super-tides lash the country.
My extensive scientific investigation has revealed that we're not being hit by a weather bomb at all, we're just getting the vague after effects of one.
Learning to use Weather Bomb may involve a little tinkering, but it's eye-catching and fun.
Unfortunately the racing was compressed when a weather bomb hit NZ on the Friday night and sailing had to be abandoned on Saturday when south westerly's gusted to 40 to 50 knots in the race area for most of the day.
In this positive feedback process, the storm rapidly intensifies into a weather bomb.
I'm sorry my colleagues and I in the media may have given you the impression last week that Scotland was about to be obliterated by a terrifying meteorological event called a weather bomb.
The process behind the storm rapid cyclogenesis is known colloquially as a weather bomb.
In response, on March 24, 1967, the Air Staff chartered the All Weather Bomb Task Force, nicknamed "Combat Target.
The level has to fall by 24 millibars in 24 hours in our latitudes to be classed as a weather bomb.
I weathered the weather bomb to see Peter Pan at the King's Theatre (Greg McHugh is a new panto superstar), then the next night by firelight, teepee'd in a tartan blanket, watched the story of George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life for the umpteenth time.
This week's weather bomb caused 5,000 lightning strikes in two days in north west Scotland and tens of thousands of homes suffered power blackouts.