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  • n. a ring of towering thunderstorms where the most severe weather of a cyclone occurs


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  • We have what we call eyewall replacement cycles, and the thunderstorms build up and then they collapse, and then the wind speeds increase or decrease along with that.

    CNN Transcript Sep 21, 2005

  • And that eye that you see -- these eyes go through what we call eyewall replacements.

    CNN Transcript Aug 28, 2005

  • And these bigger, stronger storms will go through these what we call eyewall replacement cycles.

    CNN Transcript Jul 10, 2005

  • A new eyewall is forming, and WTVJ Channel 6's Roland Steadam is saying it should come ashore by tonight.

    September 2004

  • And, in addition, there are still many sections of the so-called eyewall that are weak.

    CNN Transcript May 22, 2007

  • We're watching it go through what's called the eyewall replacement cycle.

    CNN Transcript Aug 18, 2007

  • Obviously we get you back down toward Key West, and that's where the eyewall is making landfall now, maybe not quite into Key West, maybe the landfall, the eyewall is a few miles north of Key West, but folks there don't want to split hairs, because I tell you what, the winds are more than they counted on for sure right now.

    CNN Transcript Oct 24, 2005

  • In Irene's case, that pattern known as eyewall replacement was interrupted, and the storm didn't gather as much strength as most of the models suggested. Top headlines

  • Suddenly, a band of air at a certain radial distance starts rotating more strongly than the others; this becomes the "eyewall" - the region of strongest winds that surrounds the eye in a hurricane.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Melor had a nearly complete inner eyewall, which is surrounded by a nearly complete outer eyewall of moderate rain.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News


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  • Conversely, there is the walleye.

    June 13, 2012