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Glossary of Weather Terms

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Do you know the difference between a hurricane and a typhoon? Find definitions for weather terms from absolute humidity to zonal flow and everything in between in the WeatherBug weather glossary.

Jet Stream
Relatively strong winds concentrated in a narrow stream in the atmosphere, normally referring to horizontal, high-altitude winds. The position and orientation of jet streams vary from day to day. General weather patterns (hot/cold, wet/dry) are related closely to the position, strength and orientation of the jet stream (or jet streams). A jet stream at low levels is known as a low-level jet.

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