#WxGeekSpeak: Updrafts

Every week, the blog introduces you to a technical term from the American Meteorology Society’s “Glossary of Meteorology”. Welcome to #WxGeekSpeak!

It’s a key component to thunderstorm development & subsequently, hail growth. Click the video above to learn about updrafts.

Full definition of updraft: In aviation terminology (especially in connection with aircraft turbulence) a relatively small- scale current of air with marked vertical motion, that is, updraft or downdraft.


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