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storm cell

an air mass formed by powerful updrafts and downdrafts moving in convective loops, the smallest unit of a storm system. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A summer storm cell breaks, purplish and powerful, over the North Park Baptist Church on the north side of Orlando.

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storm cell  
An air mass that contains up and down drafts in convective loops, moves and reacts as a single entity, and functions as the smallest unit of a storm-producing system.
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