downdraft

[ US /ˈdaʊnˌdɹæft/ ]
NOUN
  1. a strong downward air current
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How To Use downdraft In A Sentence

  • Unlike tornadoes, which develop from columns of rotating air, straight-line winds erupt from a thunderstorm in unpredictable downdrafts, then spread across the landscape in all directions. Powerful spring storms kill 9 in Ark., Okla.
  • He battled huge updrafts and downdrafts to take Solo Spirit up and over a 6700-metre Andean peak in a manoeuvre so risky he opted to wear a parachute.
  • A downgrade of tobacco bonds, held by muni-bond mutual funds, helped spark the muni-market downdraft last year. Tale of a Selloff
  • If a tilt is created in these drafts by wind shear, additional up or downdrafts can occur and this can result in extra cells being formed.
  • These tests, designed to see how the 91 biggest banks 'balance sheets would fare in another economic downdraft, were met with skepticism about their stringency but nevertheless allowed some of the tension surrounding the euro to dissipate. Dollar, Euro and Yen Engage in 'Ugly Contest'
  • Last year on June 30 a plough wind - a powerful downdraft which can cause damage like a tornado - hit Grimshaw, causing significant damage to the arena and other buildings.
  • In some cases, intense updrafts prevent the rain-cooled air from forming the downdraft.
  • Last year on June 30 a plough wind - a powerful downdraft which can cause damage like a tornado - hit Grimshaw, causing significant damage to the arena and other buildings.
  • This would be placed in the path of a tornado, and would relay back wind speeds, location of downdrafts and updrafts, number of vortices, etc.
  • If the winds are strong, beware of eddy currents coming off nearby trees, and for strips with a precipice at the approach end, be ready for a strong downdraft on short final.
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