What does landfall mean?

Definitions for landfallˈlændˌfɔl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. landfall(noun)

    the seacoast first sighted on a voyage (or flight over water)

  2. landfall(noun)

    the first sighting of land from the sea after a voyage (or flight over water)

Wiktionary

  1. landfall(Noun)

    Arrival at the shore by ship.

  2. landfall(Noun)

    The point at which a hurricane or similar storm reaches land.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Landfall(noun)

    a sudden transference of property in land by the death of its owner

  2. Landfall(noun)

    sighting or making land when at sea

Freebase

  1. Landfall

    Landfall is the event of a storm moving over land after being over water. When a waterspout makes landfall it becomes a regular tornado, which can then cause damage inland. When a fair weather waterspout makes landfall it usually dissipates quickly as it loses the inflow of warm air into the vortex.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of landfall in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of landfall in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ryan Maue:

    There's a huge difference between a (Category) 3 and 5 when it makes landfall, barbuda is an example of that. It was wiped.

  2. Douglas Thisera:

    People who live near mangroves tell us the trees act as a buffer against the wind and heavy rains, breaking their intensity just before they make landfall.

  3. Clare Nullis:

    We do expect it will weaken before it makes landfall. It will probably be more on the lines of Category 1. But even so there will be very high gale force winds in an area that is just not used to seeing this, the winds are a threat but we expect the biggest impact will be from the very, very, very serious rainfall. I've seen some reports that the area might get the equivalent of more than a year's worth of rainfall in a couple of days.

  4. Clare Nullis:

    We do expect it will weaken before it makes landfall. It will probably be more on the lines of Category 1. But even so there will be very high gale force winds in an area that is just not used to seeing this, the winds are a threat but we expect the biggest impact will be from the very, very, very serious rainfall. I’ve seen some reports that the area might get the equivalent of more than a year's worth of rainfall in a couple of days.

  5. Evan Myers:

    Kottlowski said. How fast or slow this non-tropical system moves will be an important factor on where Irma is steered this weekend into next week. The speed of this feature will determine when and how much Irma gets pulled northward or whether Irma continues on more of a westward track. This amount of uncertainty means that the entire southern and eastern U.S. should monitor Irma this week. Residents along the coast are urged to start preparing and making sure plans are in place to deal with the worst case scenario. This includes plans on how to evacuate and what is important to bring with you and your family. As we saw just 10 days ago with Harvey, it is important to be ready to evacuate, Evan Myers said. Be prepared with a list of items you would need to take if you had 30 minutes' notice or one hour's notice or six hours or a day to evacuate. Due to Irma following so closely on Irma's heels and since FEMA and other government resources will be strained, more preparation and storm aftermath may rest on individuals, Evan Myers said. It may be crucial to evacuate ahead of the storm, so preparation is key. If Irma were to make landfall as a Category 4 or 5 storm somewhere in the U.S., it would be in historical territory. The U.S. has not sustained a direct hit from two Category 4 or above hurricanes in more than 100 years.

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