A sudden, powerful, localized air current, especially a downdraft.
More example sentences
- With a flip of a switch, the same simulator will generate a microburst (powerful downdraft).
- Thunderstorms present aviators with many meteorological hazards: extreme turbulence and icing, low-level wind shear, microbursts, lightning strikes, and hail.
- At the time, I was looking for software to visualize my 3 - D model data of microbursts, severe downdrafts that sometimes descend from thunderstorm clouds.
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