Cloud and precipitation structure associated with an area of rainfall which is significantly elongated.- Rainband
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Line of thunderstorms, often forming along or ahead of a cold front.
On the back edge of the rainband associated with mature squall lines, a wake low can be present, on very rare occasions associated with a heat burst.
Liquid water in the form of droplets that have condensed from atmospheric water vapor and then become heavy enough to fall under gravity.
If enough moisture and upward motion is present, precipitation falls from convective clouds (those with strong upward vertical motion) such as cumulonimbus (thunder clouds) which can organize into narrow rainbands.
Widely used system to estimate tropical cyclone intensity (which includes tropical depression, tropical storm, and hurricane/typhoon/intense tropical cyclone intensities) based solely on visible and infrared satellite images.
The primary patterns used are curved band pattern (T1.0-T4.5), shear pattern (T1.5–T3.5), central dense overcast (CDO) pattern (T2.5–T5.0), central cold cover (CCC) pattern, banding eye pattern (T4.0–T4.5), and eye pattern (T4.5–T8.0).
Snow comprises individual ice crystals that grow while suspended in the atmosphere—usually within clouds—and then fall, accumulating on the ground where they undergo further changes.
A cold front, the leading edge of a cooler mass of air, can produce frontal snowsqualls—an intense frontal convective line (similar to a rainband), when temperature is near freezing at the surface.
Electrical storm or a lightning storm, is a storm characterized by the presence of lightning and its acoustic effect on the Earth's atmosphere, known as thunder.
Thunderstorms may line up in a series or become a rainband, known as a squall line.
Rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain and/or squalls.
Tropical cyclones are assessed by forecasters according to an array of patterns, including curved banding features, shear, central dense overcast, and eye, in order to determine the T-number and thus assess the intensity of the storm.
Any product of the condensation of atmospheric water vapor that falls under gravitational pull from clouds.
When moist air tries to dislodge an arctic air mass, overrunning snow can result within the poleward side of the elongated precipitation band.
The Hurricane Rainband and Intensity Change Experiment (RAINEX) is a project to improve hurricane intensity forecasting via measuring interactions between rainbands and the eyewalls of tropical cyclones.
Relatively long-lived hurricane of the 1996 Atlantic hurricane season that affected countries from Central America to the United Kingdom.
The depression developed banding features as the pressure gradually dropped, and intensified into Tropical Storm Lili at around 0600 UTC on October 16.
Powerful tropical cyclone that struck Hispaniola in September 1987.
The outer bands of Emily produced moderate rainfall across portions of southwest Puerto Rico, peaking at 4.63 in.