frontal passage


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frontal passage

[¦frənt·əl ′pas·ij]
(aerospace engineering)
The transit of an aircraft through a frontal zone.
(meteorology)
The passage of a front over a point on the earth's surface.
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The frontal passage was evidenced between 0600 and 0900 UTC by a well-defined wind shift from southeasterly to northwesterly.
The frontal passage was evidenced at the surface by a well-defined wind shift, from southeasterly to northwesterly, and a decrease in surface temperature.
The site in the central valley near Wahiawa was used during the cold frontal passage and on two weak trade wind days when the sea-breeze and inland convection were active.
Due to the frontal passage at 1300 UTC, the observed winds at 6000 feet shift around to 275 degrees at 33 knots and the temperature drops to 6 degrees C.
Most likely areas are where large flows of bay water move toward the oceanside assisted by the north winds of a frontal passage.
Stay flexible, as conditions change with each frontal passage.
Circumstances are prime for tailing conditions to develop following a frontal passage.
When a strong chill is in the air following a frontal passage and the water temperatures are down, expect lots offish to hunker down in deeper channels.
Frontal passages are short-term weather events, but how about the long term--after the tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes that often plague us throughout the warmer seasons?
The winter maximum primarily results from frequent frontal passages and cyclogenesis in the western Gulf of Mexico (Saucier, 1949).
With regular frontal passages occurring this month the winds can kick the seas up to where many of us would rather stay closer to shore.