arctic high

arctic high

[′ärd·ik ′hī]
(meteorology)
A weak high that appears on mean charts of sea-level pressure over the Arctic Basin during late spring, summer, and early autumn. Also known as arctic anticyclone; polar anticyclone; polar high.
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The Met Office said North Wales is expected to be slightly brighter than South Wales, as the Arctic high pressure is replaced by an Atlantic weather system sweeping in from Ireland.
Blame an arctic high pressure system hovering over Eastern Washington and all of Canada, blowing this far south courtesy of winds in the Columbia River Gorge.
Synthetic turf empowered the Barrow Whalers to become the first Arctic high school football team in northern Alaska and helped Lakeland High School in Shrub Oak, New York win the New York State Field Hockey Championship in 2006.

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