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 area between Brenham and Cleveland could see some of that winter precipitation, according to the forecast, as the front will be marked with light rain.
Lake-effect precipitation off Lake Erie dropped 34 inches of snow in Erie on Christmas Day alone.
This cold regime may bring periodic light snow, but precipitation amounts will remain scant.
The National Weather Service predictions, which are more scientific, also call for above average precipitation this winter.
This was due partly to a burst of economic growth in the early part of 2017 (which has already slowed) and a dip in hydroelectric dam generation because of below-average precipitation.
The East Coast has up to a 40% chance of having a warmer winter -- and will also have less precipitation.
The Farmers Almanac says winter will be warmer, with slightly above-average precipitation.
Thus, total annual precipitation could increase or decrease depending on how these offsetting factors evolve.
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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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