non·​trop·​i·​cal | \ ˌnän-ˈträ-pi-kəl How to pronounce nontropical (audio) \

Definition of nontropical

: of, relating to, or occurring outside of the tropics : not tropical nontropical plants a nontropical storm system

Examples of nontropical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Finally, a new system caught the NHC’s attention overnight located in a nontropical area in the far northeast Atlantic Ocean several hundred miles northeast of the Azores. Richard Tribou,, "Hurricane Sally strengthens to Category 2, brings 'catastrophic flooding’ to Gulf Coast," 16 Sep. 2020 By early next week, Kyle is predicted to transition to a relatively harmless nontropical weather system over the North Atlantic. Fox News, "Tropical Storm Kyle, earliest 11th named storm on record, spins away from coast," 15 Aug. 2020 Storm Dennis, the second-strongest nontropical storm on record in the North Atlantic Ocean, caused widespread flooding across parts of the United Kingdom on Sunday, along with winds exceeding hurricane force. Washington Post, "World Digest: Feb. 16, 2020," 16 Feb. 2020 Meteorologists are tracking two other nontropical weather systems with increased chances of becoming tropical or subtropical depressions later this week. Joe Mario Pedersen,, "Hurricane center tracking three systems; one is near South Florida," 7 Oct. 2019 One reason to be cautious about interpreting the lightning as an unprecedented event is that lightning can also occur in intense nontropical storms that affect the Arctic, though no such large and potent storm was present Saturday. Andrew Freedman, Anchorage Daily News, "Lightning struck within 300 miles of the North Pole, Fairbanks meteorologists say," 10 Aug. 2019 It is expected to form a nontropical low pressure system Wednesday night or Thursday morning after the disturbance comes into contact with a cold front of dense air, the NHC said. Joe Mario Pedersen,, "A second weather disturbance near Florida brings another possibility of the third named tropical system," 24 July 2019 The Escapist is a decidedly adult, nontropical rum mix with white vermouth. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Old Habits is bar food reborn," 20 Apr. 2018 And focus on heart-healthy foods, such as fruit, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, whole grains, nuts and nontropical vegetable oils. Washington Post, "Some pretty simple lifestyle changes can help with high blood pressure," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of nontropical

1841, in the meaning defined above

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“Nontropical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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