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 An East Coast system to watch A stationary front is draped across the Florida peninsula; waves of moisture riding along the front have contributed to flare-ups of thunderstorms. Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, 19 Sep. 2023 That same stationary front extends into the southwestern Atlantic Ocean. Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2023 Meteorologists said the stationary front will bring another round of severe storms from Louisiana to Georgia. Melissa Griffin, ABC News, 13 June 2023 Ahead of this storm on Tuesday, a stationary front will produce strong storms from Louisiana to Alabama and these storms could also produce isolated tornado and damaging winds. Max Golembo, ABC News, 16 Mar. 2021 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

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stationary front was circa 1940

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Cite this Entry

“Stationary front.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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