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An anticyclonic storm is a weather storm where winds around the storm flow contrary to the direction dictated by the Coriolis effect about a region of low pressure. In the northern hemisphere, anticyclonic storms involve clockwise wind flow; in the southern hemisphere, they involve counterclockwise wind flow.
Anticyclonic storms usually form around high-pressure systems. These do not "contradict" the Coriolis effect; it predicts such anticyclonic flow about high-pressure regions. Anticyclonic storms, as high-pressure systems, usually accompany cold weather and are frequently a factor in large snowstorms. Jupiter's Great Red Spot is a well-known extraterrestrial example of an anticyclonic system.
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- http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/2008/1108-jupiters_little_red_spot.htm Science Video: Jupiter's Little Red Spot Planetary Scientists Detect Strong Winds In Anticyclone On Jupiter. Article/video date: November 1, 2008.
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