thunderstorm cell

thunderstorm cell

[′thən·dər‚stȯrm ‚sel]
(meteorology)
The convection cell of a cumulonimbus cloud.
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What can we tell about the thunderstorm cell? With the outflow boundary being far to the south, we consider this an outflow-dominant storm complex.
From the Arabic meaning wind, a haboob occurs when the front of a thunderstorm cell presses down to create a large swirl of dust.
Thunderstorm cell that darkened the skies of the capital before while, covers Al Ain skies now.
For example, the systemas advanced capabilities go beyond hail and lightning prediction within a thunderstorm cell and alerts pilots to these significant threats adjacent to the cell.
About 100 miles from home, we could see a huge thunderstorm cell had formed south of the field and was moving north, hindering our recovery.
In the case of Orlando, real-time severe weather information and weather radar can be overlaid onto a detailed map of the city, and may be used to determine, for example, the precise location of a particularly dangerous thunderstorm cell that is producing heavy lightning and/or rain.
The more you fly in unstable weather, the more your senses will be attuned to what is an active thunderstorm cell and what is just rain--or perhaps a building system that isn't a thunderstorm yet but will be in another hour.
The tanker crew stated this was merely a passing thunderstorm cell and would clear out by our arrival.
Radar images quickly showed what happened: the aircraft flew directly into a developing thunderstorm cell. From my experience as a forecaster, nothing about this cell looked particularly strong.