make landfall


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

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Recent Examples on the Web In fact, almost all hurricanes and tropical storms that make landfall in the United States spawn at least one tornado, provided enough of the storm's circulation moves over land, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 20 May 2024 However, Hurricane Idalia was the only hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. that year. Abigail Adams, Peoplemag, 24 May 2024 Monday’s total solar eclipse will make landfall along Mexico’s Pacific coast and cross into Texas and 14 other U.S. states, before exiting over Canada. Marcia Dunn, Fortune, 5 Apr. 2024 Next Monday’s total eclipse will first make landfall at around 11:07 a.m. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Apr. 2024 Otis is the only hurricane on record to make landfall in Mexico as a Category 5, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Jason samenow, Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2023 The disasters included the Maui wildfire that was the nation’s deadliest in more than a century and Hurricane Idalia, the strongest hurricane to make landfall in northwest Florida since 1896. Amy Green, WIRED, 16 Mar. 2024 An atmospheric river is expected to make landfall in California next week, bringing more gloomy days to the capital city. Jacqueline Pinedo, Sacramento Bee, 24 Jan. 2024 For example, people living in an area where a hurricane is expected to make landfall would need trusted sources of weather alerts, like the National Weather Service or a local news outlet, at the top of their Google searches. Paolo Confino, Fortune, 18 Jan. 2024

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