stationary front

noun

Definition of stationary front

: the boundary between two air masses neither of which is replacing the other

Examples of stationary front in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rain chances will be increasing again Monday and Tuesday, as a stationary front lingers in our vicinity. Dallas News, "Rain chances increasing," 5 July 2020 With a stationary front lingering to the north, another round of showers and storms is likely late afternoon into evening. Brian Jackson, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Summer heat, humidity and storms through midweek," 16 June 2019 The focus for these storm clusters will be a stationary front lying south of the metro area. Tom Skilling, chicagotribune.com, "Storms threaten area with heavy rain and hail," 11 May 2018 Discussion As of Thursday afternoon, a stationary front draped across our region has lifted north. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, "Storms, some with very heavy rain and flooding potential, likely at times through Saturday," 31 May 2018 The focus for these storm clusters will be a stationary front lying south of the metro area. Tom Skilling, chicagotribune.com, "Storms threaten area with heavy rain and hail," 11 May 2018 This stationary front separated the warm, Gulf air mass from a slightly cooler and drier air mass over land. Jeff Halverson, Washington Post, "Harvey’s two-step across Texas: The peculiar meteorology behind a U.S. rain record," 31 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of stationary front

circa 1940, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jul 2020

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“Stationary front.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stationary%20front. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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