cloud band

cloud band

[′klau̇d ‚band]
(meteorology)
A broad band of clouds, about 10 to 100 or more miles (16 to 160 kilometers) wide, and varying in length from a few tens of miles to hundreds of miles.
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The outer cloud band of the storm, however, will bring moderate to heavy rains over the Bicol region and Cagayan Valley today and Friday.
Caption: Lake-to-Lake Cloud Bands. GOES visible satellite images for two lake-effect cases of L2L cloud band connections from Lake Huron to Lake Ontario.
The result was a broad, but still shallow, middle cloud band offering as much as 80% cloud cover across the country which is equally rare.
With its enormous cloud band, the slow-moving typhoon drenched the northern part of the Philippines with rain for days before pummeling the area with fierce winds, setting off landslides and floods and knocking down walls, the cause of the majority of casualties in that country, said Benito Ramos, who heads the Office of Civil Defense.
Backhouse (1842-1920) noted a small silvery cloud band in the twilight sky.
HAVOC: Scene near Worcester yesterday...and it's set to get even worse; TOUR: Mr Blair in York; ON WAY: Satellite cloud band
"It is still too far from the country but its trough or extended cloud band is already affecting Eastern Visayas and Mindanao," he said.
According to Quitlong, the LPA's extension, or trough or outer cloud band will affect Visayas and Mindanao.
Encircling the whole planet above the equator is a narrow cloud band. Scientists remain uncertain how these cloud bands are formed and stay confined to its narrow width, especially since Uranus, like Neptune, has wind jets blowing to the west.
The highest reflectivity is in the 50 km-wide cloud band bordering the broken cloud to the south, with values of 20 dBZ.
The potential of middle air advection has also been improved (with no cold front/troughs to deflect such inflow) so a persistent cloud band has appeared, somewhat narrowly, across our skies circulating around a shallow, but also persistent, middle air anticyclonic core above mid-continent.