Definition of supercell in English:


Syllabification: su·per·cell
Pronunciation: /ˈso͞opərˌsel


  • A system producing severe thunderstorms and featuring rotating winds sustained by a prolonged updraft that may result in hail or tornadoes.
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    • As mentioned earlier, a type of thunderstorm called a supercell creates the strongest tornadoes.
    • This disturbance provides the strong vertical wind shear that gives an updraft its twisting motion, turning a normal thunderstorm into a potentially tornado spawning supercell.
    • These state-of-the-art detection units allow forecasters to peek inside a supercell and look for a Tornado Vortex Signature, or TVS.

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