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nowcast

Syllabification: now·cast
Pronunciation: /ˈnoukast
 
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Definition of nowcast in English:

noun

A description of present weather conditions and forecast of those immediately expected.
Example sentences
  • According to Heckman, the introduction of real-time solar wind data from ACE has been the greatest recent improvement in space weather monitoring because it essentially provides a ‘nowcast.’

Derivatives

nowcaster

1
noun

nowcasting

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Meanwhile there's a new buzzword in the weather business and it's called ‘nowcasting * - you know, forecasting is the future, nowcasting is right now!’

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