adjective or adverb
up·​slope | \ ˈəp-ˈslōp How to pronounce upslope (audio) \

Definition of upslope

: being or moving to or toward the top of a slope : uphill upslope winds

Examples of upslope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Strong upslope flow out of the east at up to 45 knots. Marshall Shepherd, Forbes, 12 Mar. 2021 The inmate crew cleared the area before the drop except for four firefighters and their captain who were upslope from the target tree, according to the report. Sarah Ravani,, 12 Nov. 2020 But, Boulder has been boosted by heavy upslope-style snow events. Chris Bianchi, The Denver Post, 16 Apr. 2020 In the foothills and the Palmer Divide, colder temperatures and higher moisture values (from upslope flow, or moisture-rich winds backing against higher terrain) will boost snow totals closer to 3 to 6 inches. Chris Bianchi, The Denver Post, 25 Mar. 2020 The fire was expected to continue growing upslope toward Window Rock, where Inciweb said crews were working to identify area where firefighters would have the greatest chance of halting the fire's progression. Brieanna J. Frank, azcentral, 13 June 2020 The island’s wettest point is about 6 miles upslope from Hilo, where the mean annual rainfall exceeds 300 inches, according to the National Weather Service. Brian J. Cantwell, sacbee, 17 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of upslope

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Upslope.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of upslope

US : toward the top of a hill or mountain : up a slope


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