continental high

continental high

[¦känt·ən¦ent·əl ′hī]
(meteorology)
A general area of high atmospheric pressure which on mean charts of sea-level pressure is seen to overlie a continent during the winter. Also known as continental anticyclone.
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Heinonen graduated with honors from Continental High School in Continental, Ohio.
These synoptic types at times occur outside this frontal sequence, but the Continental High and Frontal Overrunning are closely associated with post-frontal conditions; in both spring and fall, >90% of the occurrence of each in this study was immediately after a cold frontal passage (i.
Type Spring (n) Fall (n) Coastal Return (a) 13 46 Gulf Return (a) 62 38 Frontal Gulf Return 23 13 Frontal Overunning (b) 24 17 Continental High (b) 27 52 Pacific High 4 2 Gulf High 8 14 Gulf Tropical Disturbance 1 18 Type Description Coastal Return (a) Winds veer from northeast to southeast as ridge drifts eastward (spring) or have easterly component when Bermuda High extends into southeastern U.
Continental high speed rail services are only two tracks wide and carry 20 trains per hour each train, conveying 1000-plus passengers.
The new learning area aims to recreate a typical continental high street complete with a bank, travel agent, cake shop, cafe and chemist.
Continental High weather is another fair-weather type but is colder with north or northwest winds across the state.
Summers with no quakes usually had a weak Pacific high and a poorly developed continental high, he reports in the Dec.

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