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bow echo

Syllabification: bow ech·o
Pronunciation: /ˈbō ˌekō
 
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Definition of bow echo in English:

noun

Meteorology
A bow-shaped radar signature associated with fast-moving storm systems accompanied by damaging winds.
Example sentences
  • I have seen them move 60 to 70 mph before… especially bow echos that produce extreme wind damage.
  • They are associated with regions of very heavy rains and often spawn squall lines, bow echos and derechos.
  • Derechos are typically associated with a long lived bow echo or a series of bow echoes.

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