stationary front


Definition of stationary front

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

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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,, "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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