Part of speech:
A storm with high winds or violent gusts but little or no rain. Winds with speeds up to 241 km (149 mi) per hour have been recorded during windstorms.
When warm air rises, the atmosphere is considered unstable. When the air is cooler than the surrounding air, it will sink and the atmosphere is said to be stable.
A thrown or batted ball that has been given a twist
The sweet gale.
Hurricane is defined as something that is as strong as a devastating storm.
A violent storm with high winds, esp. one accompanied by rain, hail, or snow
Characterized by speed of motion; rapid; swift
Coming, occurring, or accomplished quickly:
A violent cyclonic storm occurring in the western Pacific Ocean.
A circular, spiral, or helical motion in a fluid (such as a gas) or the fluid in such a motion. A vortex often forms around areas of low pressure and attracts the fluid (and the objects moving within it) toward its center. Tornados are examples of vortexes; vortexes that form around flying objects are a source of turbulence and drag.
Allowing movement or action only at a low speed:
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