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 Overnight tonight a warm front will push through and could trigger a couple of isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Dallas News, "Morning clouds, then sunny," 20 Apr. 2020 However, the weather service in Birmingham is also monitoring the possibility of a few strong storms early in the morning as a warm front moves northward over the state from the Gulf Coast. Leigh Morgan, al, "Enhanced risk for severe weather in Alabama on Sunday," 17 Apr. 2020 There’s also the question of how far northward the warm front makes it. Leigh Morgan, al, "Two waves of severe weather possible Sunday," 18 Apr. 2020 The Cascades will have a burst of snow Tuesday before the snow levels rise to about 5,000 feet this evening due to the incoming warm front. oregonlive, "Portland Tuesday weather: Freezing temps, icy fog, possible snow flurries later," 4 Feb. 2020 The key on Sunday will be how far north the warm front travels. Leigh Morgan, al, "Enhanced risk for severe weather in Alabama on Sunday," 17 Apr. 2020 That front will then retreat back inland as a warm front Saturday and bring with it more rain and possibly severe weather, including the threat of hail for some areas. Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle, "Rainy weekend could bring severe weather to parts of Houston," 17 Apr. 2020 The moisture in the air stems from a warm front stretching across the southern states and winds bringing moisture off the Gulf on top of the front, Koch said. Alexandria Burris, Indianapolis Star, "Wintry mix falling on Indianapolis to last through early afternoon," 14 Mar. 2020 Clouds increase in the afternoon, and a warm front brings in steady rain by evening. oregonlive, "Oregon crushes UConn in historic women’s college basketball game: Morning Briefing for Tuesday, Feb. 4," 4 Feb. 2020

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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 6 Jun. 2020.

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: the front edge of a moving mass of warm air

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