Examples of precipitation in a Sentence
The weather forecast calls for some sort of frozen precipitation tomorrow—either snow or sleet.
a 50 percent chance of precipitation
Minerals are separated from the seawater by precipitation.
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The group conferred with the dam’s general manager, Bryan Bennett, who Lyall said explained that the dam had already 22 days of crest gate openings since Jan. 1 because of melting ice, precipitation and upriver flooding.
No app is 100% accurate of course, but this is one of the best, offering precipitation probabilities and temperature swings by the hour.
Forecasters expect above freezing — but below normal — temperatures will continue into the weekend and that no major precipitation is expected.
Both the abundance of precipitation and its seasonality have been changing for the worse.
By noon, the precipitation was expected to change to all snow and could reach one in an hour for several hours, according to AccuWeather.
But for the moment, greater San Diego is steadily slipping into drought due to the lack of precipitation and high temperatures.
No precipitation is expected in Sacramento the rest of the weekend and early next week, though Shoemaker noted showers near Redding could make their way south.
Throughout the day, the National Weather Service says no additional precipitation is expected, but that the roads remained icy and people should avoid driving until temperatures rise later in the afternoon.
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Definition of precipitation for English Language Learners
: water that falls to the ground as rain, snow, etc.
: the process of separating a solid substance from a liquid
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