microburst

pattern of intense winds that descends from rain clouds, hits the ground, and fans out horizontally. Microbursts are short-lived, usually lasting ... [3 related articles]
Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/m/85

microburst

A small, very intense downdraft affecting an area of less than 4 kilometers wide. Microbursts are capable of producing winds of more than 100 mph causing significant damage on the ground. They are a serious threat to aviation
Found on http://www.tempesttours.com/tempest_tours_storm_glossary.html

microburst

A severe localized wind blasting down from a thunderstorm. It covers an area less than 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) in diameter and is of short duration, usually less than 5 minutes. Related term: downburst
Found on http://www.weather.com/glossary/m.html

Microburst

The microburst is a downburst which is confined to a small area, less than 4 km (2.5 miles) in diameter from the initial point of downdraft impact and lasting for less than 10 minutes. An intense microburst can result in damaging winds near 280 km/hr (170 mph).
Found on http://www.islandnet.com/~see/weather/general/wxgls_ad.htm#a

Microburst

A microburst is a small-scale downburst, thus a very localized column of sinking air caused by a small and intense downdraft (the air does not spin like it does in the case of a cyclone or tornado) within a thunderstorm. There are two types of microbursts: wet microbursts and dry microbursts. They go through three stages in their life cycle: the d...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microburst

Microburst

A strong localized downdraft from a thunderstorm with peak gusts lasting 2 to 5 minutes.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22268

Microburst

A downburst from a thunderstorm that is confined to a small area.
Found on http://www.metcheck.com/OTHER/glossary.asp

microburst

A strong localized downdraft from a thunderstorm with peak gusts lasting 2 to 5 minutes.
Found on http://ggweather.com/glossary.htm

Microburst

A small downdraft of air with an outflow diameter of less than 2.5 miles with the peak winds lasting from 2 to 5 minutes. May affect aircraft performance.
Found on http://www.weca.org/nws-terms.html

Microburst

A severe localized wind blasting down from a thunderstorm. It covers an area less than 2.5 miles (4
Found on http://www.superglossary.com/Glossary/Science/Weather/
No exact match found