the subtropics

plural noun

: parts of the world that are close to the tropics : subtropical regions

Examples of the subtropics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Forecasters say the system will draw extra moisture from the subtropics, but not as deeply as the storms that have drenched the county since late January. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Feb. 2024 The system is expected to swirl to life in the North Pacific and could draw moisture from the subtropics, the same connection that supercharged the series of storms that have pounded the county since Jan. 22. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Feb. 2024 Weather vocabulary Thursday’s storm will tap into a large plume of moisture from the subtropics. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Jan. 2024 From the foot of Orlando, the Everglades forms like a finger dipping into the subtropics before stretching across all of South Florida. Michael Adno, Rolling Stone, 7 Jan. 2024 The storm will draw extra moisture from the subtropics, giving it enough strength to cause street flooding. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Dec. 2023 The term refers to large plumes of moisture that form in the subtropics and sometimes get drawn into California by North Pacific storms. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Oct. 2023 California rarely sees direct hits from tropical cyclones (the broad term for tropical storms and hurricanes) because prevailing atmospheric currents send any storms that form in the subtropics to the west and northwest. Andrea Thompson, Scientific American, 18 Aug. 2023 Pineapple express is a TV-friendly phrase that refers to the warm, airborne rivers of moisture that are drawn from the subtropics by storms out of the North Pacific. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Mar. 2023

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“The subtropics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20subtropics. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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