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  • n. Plural form of shortwave.


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  • Columbia (WLTX) -- The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 11 P.M. Afternoon heating, as well as a series of "shortwaves" moving through our state will bring us the threat of severe weather in isolated patches through the evening.


  • Lost Signals and Drifting Satellites (2003) for violin (Mark Menzies) and prerecorded sounds of satellites, shortwaves and radio transmissions had a back to the future, lost in space feel, like an old science fiction movie, with the violin signal at first oblivious of its static filter, but then interacting with the accompanying space sounds as the composition progressed.

    Rodney Punt: Annie Gosfield in Concert -- The Industrial Age Goes Avant-Garde

  • On the GFS these two shortwaves in atmosphere are still separate and haven't yet phased.

    Sunday snow threat is back, sort of...

  • The authors express their hope that in the schools around the world the fundamentals of physics will be taught correctly and not by using award-winning ‘Al Gore’ movies shocking every straight physicist by confusing absorption/emission with reflection, by confusing the tropopause with the ionosphere, and by confusing microwaves with shortwaves.

    That fabled consensus again

  • Accumulation forecasts are very, very low confidence and are going to be driven by how these various shortwaves interact with the coastal low, the cold front, and the main trough as it moves east. -- The Delaware Valley's Weather Center

  • After watching the mayhem in the computer guidance from last night and today I think it's fair to say that the supercomputers have a stranglehold on inconsistency and the inspiration for the title of this post. how it's important to focus less on the coastal low and more on the front and its interaction with upper level shortwaves as they move through on Tuesday. -- The Delaware Valley's Weather Center

  • The result will be frequent visits from anomalously cold air, and the potential for winter weather when strong shortwaves can intensify quickly enough to develop closed circulations and tap Atlantic moisture.

    MATTNOYES.NET - Weather Website & Blog

  • These shortwaves, or troughs/disturbances in the upper atmosphere, will have the greatest potential of bringing us strong weather in the form of locally heavy downpours of rain, strong winds and even some hail.


  • This means a series of fast-moving shortwaves embedded in the flow that will ride over New England Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

    MATTNOYES.NET - Weather Website & Blog

  • Then, there does seem to be good agreement on the timing of the shortwaves among the guidance, even though the QPF forecasts are different.

    MATTNOYES.NET - Weather Website & Blog


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