cold front


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cold front

n.
The leading portion of a cold atmospheric air mass moving against and eventually replacing a warm air mass.

cold front

n
1. (Physical Geography) the boundary line between a warm air mass and the cold air pushing it from beneath and behind as it moves
2. (Physical Geography) the line on the earth's surface where the cold front meets it

cold′ front`


n.
the zone separating two air masses, of which the cooler, denser mass is advancing and replacing the warmer.
[1920]

cold front

(kōld)
The forward edge of an advancing mass of cold air that pushes under a mass of warm air. A cold front is often accompanied by heavy showers or thunderstorms. See more at front.

cold front

The boundary between a mass of cold air moving into an area of warm air. The warm air is forced to rise and cumulus clouds are formed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cold front - the front of an advancing mass of colder aircold front - the front of an advancing mass of colder air
front - (meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the boundary between two different air masses
squall line - a cold front along which squalls or thunderstorms are likely
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After breakfast grandmother and Jake and I bundled ourselves up and climbed into the cold front wagon-seat.
But, at two in the morning, his anxiety drove him out to the cold front stoop, where he crouched, and waited.
The Black Sea coast will be mostly cloudy, the cold front will bring short but heavy rains and thunderstorms.
Eastern and Central Visayas will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to the tail-end of a cold front affecting Eastern Visayas, the state weather agency said.
After a cold front arrived last night and under the influence of a northeastern monsoon, temperatures in northern and eastern Taiwan dropped significantly.
Pagasa also said the tail end of the cold front is expected to bring scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over Bicol region and the provinces of Samar and Quezon.
For Tuesday and Wednesday, the PAGASA said the diffused tail-end of a cold front will bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with rainshowers and thunderstorms in Samar provinces, Southern Leyte, Surigao provinces, Davao Oriental and Dinagat Islands and Siargao Island.
Another low pressure and cold front is expected to hit Palestine on Thursday, Weather is expected to be very cold, cloudy and windy with rain along with thunderstorms and hail at times expected on several areas.
NOAA's National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center (WPC) in College Park Maryland, said that "more heavy rain is expected for the Northwest and another cold front will sweep through the central and eastern states," in the report.
Meanwhile, the area near the "zipper"--where the occluded front, warm front, and cold front meet--is known as the "triple point".
The field of 250 boaters and co-anglers was greeted on the opening day of competition by a cold front and plummeting temperatures.
This cold front will bring isolated showers and thunderstorms to central Saudi Arabia on Monday.