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supercell Syllabification: su·per·cell
Pronunciation: /ˈso͞opərˌsel/

Definition of supercell in English:


A system producing severe thunderstorms and featuring rotating winds sustained by a prolonged updraft that may result in hail or tornadoes.
Example sentences
  • 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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