Weather and Meteorology - Glossary
Included in this glossary you'll find terms related to our public forecasting program, weather observations and unique terminology that is of Environment Canada's hurricane centre and ice service products.
- Funnel Cloud
A funnel-shaped condensation cloud caused by the pressure deficit associated with a violently rotating column of air. It is typically vertically oriented and may extend fully or partially from a cumuliform cloud to the surface. A funnel cloud is often generated by a tornado.
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