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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This system is weak and not carrying a lot of precipitation.
Earlier this year, California declared its four-year drought over after a record amount of precipitation replenished the state’s reservoirs.
Sunday: Chance of precipitation goes up to 80 percent, with showers and possibly a thunderstorm.
South Florida might get up to as many as 6 inches of precipitation.
In addition, the character and intensity of precipitation has been changing.
In the theme of extremes, 2017 included the third longest dry streak of no measurable precipitation on record at the airport: 57 days, ending Aug. 12, and one of the longest dry stretches in December -- 12 days, ending Dec. 15.
There are lower chances of seeing freezing drizzle for central Alabama, and forecasters in Birmingham removed chances for measurable precipitation from the forecast.
Friday mainly will be dry with warming temperatures with a chance for precipitation in the north, the weather service said.
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First Known Use of precipitation
Synonymshaste, hastiness, hustle, hurry, precipitousness, rush
Related Wordsbustle, flurry, flutter, scurry, scuttle, stir, whirl; beeline, dash, scramble, stampede; hotheadedness, impetuosity, impetuousness, impulsiveness, impulsivity, rashness; expedition, expeditiousness, fastness, fleetness, quickness, rapidity, rapidness, speed, speediness, swiftness, velocity; celerity, dispatch, promptitude, promptness
Near Antonymsdilatoriness, lateness, pokiness, procrastination, slowness; languor, leisureliness, lethargy, sluggishness, torpor; dormancy, inaction, inactivity, inertia, inertness, quiescence
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