stationary front


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 For the Gulf Coast region, flooding may wreak havoc on any outdoor holiday plans as a stationary front continues to pester an area that does not need more rain. Allison Chinchar, CNN, 2 Sep. 2022 That’s the air wafting north into thunderstorms and being converted into heavy downpours along a stationary front. Annabelle Timsit And Zach Rosenthal, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Aug. 2022 That's the air wafting north into thunderstorms and being converted into heavy downpours along a stationary front. Zach Rosenthal,, 22 Aug. 2022 Instigating the flooding was a stationary front draped across the metro region, which acted as train tracks for heavy thunderstorm cells to ride along. Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, 27 July 2022 Lance Pyle, a meteorologist with the weather service in North Little Rock, said Wednesday that the storms started forming in White County under a stationary front that had settled across Central Arkansas. Remington Miller, Arkansas Online, 13 July 2022 The stationary front could trigger a few afternoon and early evening showers and perhaps a weak thunderstorm, but there is only about a 40% chance for precipitation. Hartford Courant, 13 July 2022 It was characterized by an area of low pressure moving northeast along a stationary front across eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois. Kori Rumore, Chicago Tribune, 21 Apr. 2022 An easterly flow off the Atlantic Ocean will interact with a stationary front to cause cloudy skies and cooler temperatures on Monday with highs in the low 60s., 4 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of stationary front

circa 1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stationary front was circa 1940

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Last Updated

19 Sep 2022

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“Stationary front.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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