warm front


Definition of warm front

: an advancing edge of a warm air mass

Examples of warm front in a Sentence

An approaching warm front often means that rain is coming.
Recent Examples on the Web If the warm front reaches into the southern part of the state, Collar said, super cells or storms that could produce tornadoes are possible. Hannah Kirby, Journal Sentinel, 12 June 2022 The warm front likely also provided a source of spin near the groundwhich helped induce rotation in the thunderstorm. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, 5 July 2022 An approaching warm front will cause increasing cloudiness overnight and then a mixture of clouds and sunshine on Tuesday. Hartford Courant, 4 July 2022 There are many historical instances of tornadoes being generated in the Washington region when parent thunderstorms lie in proximity to a warm front. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, 5 July 2022 The tornado watch is in place due to a warm front that extends across the region, coupled with activity in the upper levels of the atmosphere, Lashley said. Jake Allen, The Indianapolis Star, 8 June 2022 Even as a warm front slowly moves through the region, winds will remain light and variable in direction. Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2022 Central and southern Wisconsin could experience severe storms Monday with a potential for tornadoes near the warm front ahead of a very hot and humid Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Hannah Kirby, Journal Sentinel, 12 June 2022 The forecast, however, is contingent on a warm front and showers slated for Houston earlier in the weekend, according to Cotto. Jay R. Jordan, Chron, 17 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of warm front

1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Warm front.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warm%20front. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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