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landfall

1. the act of sighting or nearing land, esp from the sea
2. the land sighted or neared

landfall

[′lan‚fȯl]
(navigation)
The first sighting of land when approaching from seaward; by extension, the term is sometimes used to refer to the first contact with land by any means, as by radar.
A navigational procedure in which an aircraft, after a relatively long overwater flight, turns on to a line of position passing through its destination and follows the line to the destination.
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This year, Damrey is the 16th typhoon to make landfall in the Northwest Pacific, the fourth to make landfall in Vietnam, and the strongest to hit south of Qui Nhon in 16 years since Typhoon Lingling.
It is also worth noting that while Smith was warning of the impending doom the storm was bringing, his co-worker, Leland Vittert, was on the ground in Florida covering the storm as it made landfall.
Had the storm made landfall at the end of this period of rapid intensification, the result could have been catastrophic given the poor anticipation of the magnitude of the event.
This might suggest that we are due for a major landfall this season, but recent research by Timothy Hall from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies and ACE Tempest Re's Kelly Hereid show that the probability of ending the streak is independent of drought duration.
Windspeed reached 145 kilometers per hour when Chapala made landfall.
According to the National Hurricane Center, Patricia officially made landfall at 6:15 pm, CDT, as a Category 5 with winds of 165 mph.
More recently Landfall was part of the Warship Preservation Trust collection, at Birkenhead, but after that attraction went into liquidation in 2006, Landfall sank in spite of being on the National Historic Ships UK register.
Aldczar Aurelio, weather forecaster of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), said Basyang initially made landfall over Siargao Island in Surigao City, Surigao del Norte at around 6 p.
The storm was travelling along Vietnam's central coast and would landfall farther north than originally expected, Red Cross Vietnam director Michael Annears said.
Masters said the storm had been poised to be the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded at landfall.
Summary: Mexico City: Barbara made landfall as a hurricane in Mexico's southern Pacific coast Wednesday, leaving .
THE WELSH Government is to keep possession of 350 acres of land near Lavernock Point, the potential landfall for a Severn barrage in the Vale of Glamorgan.