cold front


Definition of cold front 

: an advancing edge of a cold air mass

Examples of cold front in a Sentence

A cold front will move in tomorrow, bringing with it clear skies.

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That's a result of upper-level patterns that are starting to bring cold fronts down across the Central Plains states and into Texas. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Hurricane Michael is a rare, but not unprecedented, October storm," 8 Oct. 2018 Showers and thunderstorms will be ongoing across the Gulf Coast thanks to a trailing cold front stalled across the region. Janice Dean, Fox News, "Much colder air moving into the Northern Plains, watching Hurricane Rosa bring possible flooding to the Southwest," 28 Sep. 2018 Later in the day, a cold front will sweep eastward and bring a band of heavy rain and even the potential for thunderstorms. Dave Epstein,, "Ahead of Marathon Monday, it’s back to winter temperatures," 13 Apr. 2018 Another weak cold front will work through on Thursday with some light rain or a light rain/snow mix, with colder air settling in for Friday and Saturday., "Cincinnati weather: Wintry mix, snow possible for Monday," 29 Jan. 2018 But the cold front should lower the temperature and quell any storms, right? Zachary Hansen, ajc, "THURSDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Storm chances ramp up as cold front approaches," 12 July 2018 This is thanks to the cold front that passed yesterday. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: An awesome weekend before summertime temperatures return," 7 July 2018 Outlook: Department of Conservation reports: crappie — good fishing before the cold front. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star Tyler Mahoney,, kansascity, "Fishing report: Things have been slow because of weather | The Kansas City Star," 11 Apr. 2018 The cold front swept all the way from Montana to Wisconsin and as far south as Oklahoma, bringing temperatures more typical of late January than early April. Joseph Spector, USA TODAY, "Happy Spring: Temperatures fell to 6 degrees in New York," 9 Apr. 2018

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1921, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of cold front

: the front edge of a moving mass of cold air

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