Ever heard a weird weather term come out of a meteorologist's mouth and thought to yourself, "What does that even mean?" While there are many weather words that sound made up, here are a few along with a short definition.
Derecho - To be considered a derecho, a storm has to be a long-lived, straight line wind damaging event that stretches at least 240 miles with winds a least 58 mph.Credit: spc.noaa.gov
Haboob - a very intense dust storm wall that is associated with the gusts of a severe thunderstorm. Wind speeds in excess of 40 mph dropping visibility to nothing.Credit: youtube
Petrichor - I personally will never use this word, but this is that scent or smell that is followed by a storm.
Mammatus Clouds - These clouds are examples of clouds in sinking air. They look almost like pouches. These clouds are normally associated with severe weatherCredit: weather.com
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