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sting jet

sting jet n. a weather formation characterized by high, damaging winds, caused by rapidly descending cool, dry air in contact with warm, moist air. Editorial Note: A picture of a sting jet can be seen here. Etymological Note: As indicated in the...

sting-jet

sting-jet  n.— «As with many innovations in the understanding of extra-tropical cyclone behaviour, the origins of the “sting-jet” start with the insights of Norwegian weather forecasters. Norwegian meteorologist Sigbjorn Gronas...

sting jet

sting jet  n.— «Dubbed the Sting Jet, it is the source of the most damaging winds that scour Britain in winter, uprooting trees, damaging property and taking lives. The name was inspired by an expression first used by Norwegian...

cat-faced

cat-faced  n.— «Cool winter weather or high soil moisture canlead to a shift toward femalness, where the stamens fuse to the carpels or ovary wall. The resulting fruits become severely ridged (carpelloid, or “cat-faced”) and...

spadia

spadia  n.— «I’ve learned more about the Chronilog, comics (that fold that covers half of the Sunday comics is called a “spadia”) and the weather page in a little over a month as reader representative than in my entire 14 years...

scrumtrelescent

scrumtrelescent  adj.— «My wife and i honeymooned there after getting married on the beach at st. john. This was in mid-to-late May, and the weather was nothing short of scrumtrelescent.» —“Re: virgin islands question?” by...