Buzz Words Aren’t Bogus

I am a big-time weather enthusiast, and I have read many technical forecast discussions by National Weather Service meteorologists, as well as other information about meteorology, over the years. As such, I know a lot of buzz words in the field. When I talk about the weather with my family, I often have to catch myself to not say such things as “velocity couplets”, “mesocyclones”, “differential positive vorticity advection”, etc, and instead say Doppler radar shows strong rotation, the storm is rotating, and an upper level disturbance is approaching. Otherwise, they will just think I am making stuff up.

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