precipitation area

precipitation area

[prə‚sip·ə′tā·shən ‚er·ē·ə]
(meteorology)
On a synoptic surface chart, an area over which precipitation is falling.
In radar meteorology, the region from which a precipitation echo is received.
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When speaking about reducing the precipitation area of the BPP ash field, first of all taking disconnection and recultivation of the 2nd ash field is considered.
The land on which the grass is propagated is in a high precipitation area, getting about 60 inches of rain a year.
Quality improvement - upgrades to the precipitation area of the plant will enable Gramercy to produce 1) a smelter grade alumina with improved granulometry and attrition index, and 2) a chemical grade alumina with improved grinding and dissolving characteristics.
Watch the color of the displayed precipitation to see the reflectivity level, the overall size of the precipitation area, number and locations of lightning strikes, number of cells, wind direction and speed, height of the Echo Tops, and frontal movement and speed.
Essentially, if you see any activity, it is best to avoid the precipitation area unless you can climb on top.
Proper preflight action includes obtaining information on the freezing level and the above-freezing levels in precipitation areas.