#WxGeekSpeak: Subsidence

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

There’s a reason why triple digits are lurking in the forecast. Jeff explains how sinking air promotes warming temps in the video above.

Full definition of subsidence: A descending motion of air in the atmosphere, usually with the implication that the condition extends over a rather broad area.


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