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Convective Outlook

A forecast containing the area(s) of expected thunderstorm occurrence and expected severity over the contiguous United States, issued several times daily by the SPC. The terms marginal, slight risk, enhanced risk, moderate risk, and high risk are used to describe severe thunderstorm potential. Local versions sometimes are prepared by local NWS offices.

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Mesocyclone

A rotating air mass within a thunderstorm which may produce a tornado,  usually 2-6 miles in diameter and often found on the right rear flank of a supercell thunderstorm. On high-precipitation (HP) supercell, the mesocyclone may be found on the front flank.  Although strictly speaking a radar term, a supercell may exhibit visual cues indicating [...]

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Mesoscale Discussion

When conditions actually begin to shape up for severe weather, SPC (Storm Prediction Center) often issues a Mesoscale Discussion (MCD) statement anywhere from roughly half an hour to several hours before issuing a weather watch. SPC also puts out MCDs for hazardous winter weather events on the mesoscale, such as locally heavy snow, blizzards and [...]

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service (NWS) is an agency of the United States government that is tasked with providing weather forecasts, warnings of hazardous weather, and other weather-related products to organizations and the public for the purposes of protection, safety, and general information.  http://www.weather.gov/ is the National Weather Service home page.

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