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supercell

[ soo-per-sel ]
/ ˈsu pərˌsɛl /
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noun Meteorology.

a highly organized thunderstorm that can last for several hours, capable of producing both updrafts and downdrafts exceeding 100 miles per hour, large hailstones, tornadoes, and flash flooding (often used attributively): a supercell in Kansas City;supercell storms.

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Origin of supercell

First recorded in 1960–65; super- + cell
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