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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Alldredge says the states acted based on a decision by the National Weather Services just before Sandy's landfall to change its designation from a hurricane to an "extra-tropical cyclone."
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- On March 10, the Core Observatory passed over an extra-tropical cyclone On March 10, the Core Observatory passed over an extra-tropical cyclone about 1055 miles (1700 kilometers) due east of Japan's Honshu Island.
landfall just west of Gulf Shores, Alabama, and then re-forming into a tropical cyclone to make another pass through the Gulf after becoming an extra-tropical cyclone off of the U.S.
Objective: Wind actions are crucial for the safety and cost of structures.The wind climate of Europe and many parts of the world is dominated by synoptic extra-tropical cyclones and mesoscale thunderstorm outflows.