make landfall


: to reach land after a journey by sea or air
They made landfall on the fourth day of their journey.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web It's expected to make landfall in Florida on Wednesday night before heading into Georgia and the Carolinas later Thursday and Friday. Dennis Romero, NBC News, 9 Nov. 2022 The storm is expected to make landfall somewhere between West Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie overnight Wednesday into Thursday. David Schutz, Sun Sentinel, 9 Nov. 2022 Tropical Storm Nicole grew even stronger overnight and is expected to make landfall Wednesday night along the east coast of Florida as a Category 1 hurricane. Cheryl Mccloud, USA TODAY, 9 Nov. 2022 The Nayarit state government said the hurricane was expected to make landfall around the fishing village of San Blas, about 90 miles north of Puerto Vallarta. CBS News, 23 Oct. 2022 The last Category 5 storm to make landfall in the U.S. was Hurricane Michael in 2018, which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) labeled as the fourth strongest storm to hit the U.S. Time, 28 Sep. 2022 As Hurricane Ian is expected to make landfall in Florida on Wednesday into Thursday, Alabamians are both heading toward the storm to help victims and animals as others are providing refuge to evacuees in Alabama. Howard Koplowitz |, al, 27 Sep. 2022 Ian is forecast to make landfall in southwest Florida as a major hurricane on Wednesday night, with winds up to 130 miles per hour and the biggest storm surge — up to 12 feet — predicted roughly between Sarasota and Naples. Elisabeth Parker, New York Times, 27 Sep. 2022 The storm is expected to make landfall on Florida's west coast or its panhandle by midday Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center. Teddy Grant, ABC News, 26 Sep. 2022 See More

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“Make landfall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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