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squall line

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noun Meteorology.
  1. a line or extended narrow region within which squalls or thunderstorms occur, often several hundred miles long.
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Related Words for squall line

snap, squall, storm, tempest

British Dictionary definitions for squall line

squall line

  1. a narrow zone along a cold front along which squalls occurSee also line squall
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squall line in Science

squall line

  1. A line of sudden, sometimes violent thunderstorms that develop on the leading edge of a cold front. Squall lines can form up to 80 to 240 km (50 to 149 mi) in front of an advancing cold front and can be more than 160 km (99 mi) long. The thunderstorms of a squall line can produce severe weather conditions, such as hail and rain accompanied by winds of over 96 km (60 mi) per hour; they are also associated with tornadoes, especially in spring and early summer.
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