warm sector


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warm sector

[′wȯrm ‚sek·tər]
(meteorology)
The area of warm air, within the circulation of a wave cyclone, which lies between the cold front and warm front of a storm.
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Warm sector rain contributed to Chehalis flood- ing.
The highest values of TCWV are found in the cyclones warm sector (bounded by the warm and cold fronts).
High values of column saturation (>60%) are not restricted to the warm sector but extend across the warm frontal boundary, wrapping around the cyclone center.
Again, high IVT values are found in the cyclones warm sector (Fig.
This indicates that water vapor content decreases in columns behind the cold front but increases in columns ahead of the cold front in the warm sector.
It is shown that, as the cold front moves cyclonically toward the warm front, causing the warm sector to narrow, local convergence of water vapor occurs along the cold front and is thus responsible for creating the band of high TCWV.
A warm sector is the forecasting term for whatever exists equatorward of the warm and cold fronts.
Just like in the case of Virginia and Florida, the warm sector is dominated mostly by tropical air, lots of cumuliform clouds, warm temperatures, and low densities.
Widespread thunderstorms often move through the warm sector every several days, providing a couple of days of excellent VMC weather before the warm sector pattern returns.