a small cyclone that arises near a thunderstorm and is sometimes associated with the occurrence of tornadoes.
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How to use mesocyclone in a sentence
The mesocyclone is not a tornado, but the parent circulation from which a tornado can develop.Tornado hit Columbia Thursday, while straight-line winds slammed Fredericksburg | Jeffrey Halverson, Jason Samenow | July 30, 2021 | Washington Post
If not a tornado, then a sudden blast of straight-line wind could have been generated if part of the mesocyclone itself descended to the surface as a microburst-like downdraft.Explaining the tornado warning and storm damage in D.C. on Thursday night | Jeffrey Halverson, Jason Samenow, Ian Livingston | July 2, 2021 | Washington Post