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  • K band - See radar frequency bands.

  • knot - The unit of speed in the nautical system; one nautical mile per hour. It is equal to 1.1508 statute miles (1.852 km) per hour or 1.687 ft (0.5144 m) per second.

  • kona - A stormy, rain-bringing wind from the southwest or south-southwest in Hawaii. It blows about five times a year on the southwest slopes that are in the lee of the prevailing northeast trade winds. Kona is the Polynesian word for "leeward." It is associated with a southward or a southeastward swing of the Aleutian low and the passage of a secondary depression (kona cyclone) from northwest to southeast, north of the islands.