National Weather Service Glossary
This article has been reviewed by the following Topic Editor: Sidney Draggan Ph.D.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service (NWS) Glossary contains information on more than 2000 terms, phrases and abbreviations used by the NWS.
Many of these terms and abbreviations are used by NWS forecasters to communicate between each other and have been in use for many years and before many NWS products were directly available to the public. It is the purpose of this glossary to aid the general public in better understanding NWS products.
NOAA (Content Source);Sidney Draggan Ph.D. (Topic Editor) "National Weather Service Glossary". In: Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. Cutler J. Cleveland (Washington, D.C.: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment). [First published in the Encyclopedia of Earth December 9, 2007; Last revised Date December 9, 2007; Retrieved May 24, 2013 <http://www.eoearth.org/article/National_Weather_Service_Glossary>