DEFINITION
Back-sheared Anvil

Colloquial expression for a cumulonimbus anvil that spreads upwind into relatively strong winds aloft.

A back-sheared anvil implies strong divergent flow near the summit of a high-speed convective storm updraft. These anvils often exhibit a crisp appearance with sharp, distinctive edges.

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