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What is a heat dome?

“Heat dome” is a term used by the news media to explain extreme heat conditions across large geographic regions.

The American Meteorological Society maintains a glossary of meteorological terms and added the term “heat dome” and this definition in March 2022: “An exceptionally hot air mass that develops when high pressure aloft prevents warm air below from rising, thus trapping the warm air as if it were in a dome.” Continue reading

Category: Meteorology, Seasons, Severe Weather

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