cutoff low

cutoff low

[′kət‚ȯf ‚lō]
(meteorology)
A cold low which has become displaced out of the basic westerly current, and lies to the south of this current.
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A 2005 report on a study of COLs from 1958-1998, Climatological Features of Cutoff Low Systems in the Northern Hemisphere, examined the time of year that COLs occurred and found that most COLs occur in the summer, autumn, and early winter months.
(16.) See Raquel Nieto, Luis Gimeno, Laura de la Torre, Pedro Ribera, David Gallego, Ricardo Garcia-Herrera, Jose Agustin Garcia, Marcelino Nunez, Angel Redano and Jeronimo Lorente 'Climatological Features of Cutoff Low Systems in the Northern Hemisphere', Journal of Climate 18 (2005): 3088 (for an image of this process), 3092-3095; G.