Anticyclonic storm


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Anticyclonic storm (Meteor) a storm characterized by a central area of high atmospheric pressure, and having a system of winds blowing spirally outward in a direction contrary to that cyclonic storms. It is attended by low temperature, dry air, infrequent precipitation, and often by clear sky. Called also high-area storm anticyclone. When attended by high winds, snow, and freezing temperatures such storms have various local names, as blizzard wet norther purga buran, etc.
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In literature:

The chance is that when the flow of anticyclonic air has been thus rudely cut off and stillness follows, it will be storming by morning.
"Reading the Weather" by Thomas Morris Longstreth