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 The stationary front causing all this trouble will dissipate Wednesday evening. Adam Klotz, Fox News, 18 May 2021 Some heavier rain may be near a stationary front, which is an area of converging winds that often promotes more rainfall. Jackson Dill And Judson Jones, CNN, 25 Feb. 2021 Several quick-hitting systems will move along a stationary front draped across the region and bring an extended period of gloomy, chilly conditions. Dennis Mersereau, Forbes, 24 Feb. 2021 However, unlike Gamma, whose northward motion is currently being stunted by a stationary front, Invest-92 could have fewer obstacles to clear to be added to this year's very long list. Gene Norman And Allison Chinchar, CNN, 3 Oct. 2020 Swells generated by a combination of Beta and a stationary front over the northern Gulf of Mexico will continue from the upper coast of Texas to the western Florida panhandle during the next couple of days. Carlie Wells,, 23 Sep. 2020 The heavy rain was the result of a cold front moving across Lake Erie on Monday and then stalling over Northeast Ohio, becoming a stationary front, NWS meteorologist Doug Kahn said. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 8 Sep. 2020 Exact timing and location of rain depends on just how a quasi-stationary front drapes itself through the region. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, 31 July 2020 Additionally, note the stationary front draped across Virginia, which focused the moist, low level winds into a convergent pattern over much of Virginia. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, 7 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of stationary front

circa 1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Stationary front.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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