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-Daily (diurnal) range of temperature – the difference between the maximum and minimum temperatures for any given day

-Dart leader – discharged electrons that proceed toward the ground along the same ionized channel taken by the initial lightning stroke

-Derecho – strong, straight, winds that cause severe damage and are associated with a cluster of severe thunderstorms, usually forming in the evening or at night

-Dissipating stage – the final stage in the development of an ordinary thunderstorm in which downdrafts are present throughout the cumulonimbus cloud

-Downburst – a severe downdraft located under a thunderstorm