atmospheric condition

Definitions of atmospheric condition
  1. noun
    the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
    synonyms: conditions, weather, weather condition
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    cold weather
    a period of unusually cold weather
    fair weather, sunshine, temperateness
    moderate weather; suitable for outdoor activities
    hot weather
    a period of unusually high temperatures
    thaw, thawing, warming
    warm weather following a freeze, when snow and ice melt
    downfall, precipitation
    the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
    a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures)
    violent or severe weather (viewed as caused by the action of the four elements)
    air current, current, current of air, wind
    air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
    atmosphere, atmospheric state
    the weather or climate at some place
    good weather
    weather suitable for outdoor activities
    bad weather, inclemency, inclementness
    weather unsuitable for outdoor activities
    a relatively well-defined prevailing wind
    calm, calm air
    wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale
    air, breeze, gentle wind, zephyr
    a slight wind (usually refreshing)
    chinook, chinook wind, snow eater
    a warm dry wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rockies
    a dusty wind from the Sahara that blows toward the western coast of Africa during the winter
    cold wave
    a wave of unusually cold weather
    freeze, frost
    weather cold enough to cause freezing
    wind blowing across the path of a ship or aircraft
    foehn, fohn
    a warm dry wind that blows down the northern slopes of the Alps
    an oppressively hot southerly wind from the Sahara that blows across Egypt in the spring
    Santa Ana
    a strong hot dry wind that blows in winter from the deserts of southern California toward the Pacific Coast
    high wind
    a very strong wind
    wind blowing opposite to the path of a ship or aircraft
    catabatic wind, katabatic wind
    a wind caused by the downward motion of cold air
    wind blowing in the same direction as the path of a ship or aircraft
    a belt of calms and light winds between the northern and southern trade winds of the Atlantic and Pacific
    east wind, easter, easterly
    a wind from the east
    northwest wind, northwester
    a wind from the northwest
    sou'wester, southwester
    a strong wind from the southwest
    sou'easter, southeaster
    a strong wind from the southeast
    fine spray
    precipitation in very small drops
    a strong wind moving 34–40 knots; force 8 on Beaufort scale
    blast, blow, gust
    a strong current of air
    precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents
    an extremely hot day
    oppressively hot and humid weather
    heat wave
    a period of unusually hot weather
    a seasonal wind in southern Asia; blows from the southwest (bringing rain) in summer and from the northeast in winter
    any wind that changes direction with the seasons
    boreas, north wind, norther, northerly
    a wind that blows from the north
    prevailing wind
    the predominant wind direction
    rain, rainfall
    water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
    samiel, simoom, simoon
    a violent hot sand-laden wind on the deserts of Arabia and North Africa
    partially melted snow (or a mixture of rain and snow)
    snow, snowfall
    precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals
    light wispy precipitation that evaporates before it reaches the ground (especially when the lower air is low in humidity)
    south wind, souther, southerly
    a wind from the south
    sudden violent winds; often accompanied by precipitation
    rising current of warm air
    draft, draught
    a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle)
    west wind, wester
    wind that blows from west to east
    air mass
    a large body of air with uniform characteristics horizontally
    (meteorology) winds spiraling outward from a high pressure center; circling clockwise in the northern hemisphere and counterclockwise in the southern
    (meteorology) rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low pressure center; circling counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern
    fog, fogginess, murk, murkiness
    an atmosphere in which visibility is reduced because of a cloud of some substance
    an absence of strong winds or rain
    clemency, mildness
    good weather with comfortable temperatures
    raw weather
    unpleasantly cold and damp weather
    the state of being stormy
    cloud cover, cloudiness, overcast
    the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds
    instability in the atmosphere
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    atmospheric phenomenon
    a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere
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