Weather Tidbits: Stationary Front

The main topic of this Weather Tidbits is a stationary front. A stationary front is when a cold or warm front moves less than 6 mph or 5 knots, which technically makes it a quasi-stationary front. Neither the warm air or cold air can overtake the other with different wind flows on either side of the front. Humidity plays a role if the front will produce precipitation. Dry air will bring sunshine but if the warm air is very humid, expect heavy rain. Normally the front is associated with cloudy skies. The front can either dissipate due to temperatures equalizing or it can become a warm or cold front, if one finally overtakes the other.

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