Occluded front

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Occluded front symbol from a weather map

An occluded front is a weather pattern. It brings cold weather and leaves cold weather. It happens when a cold front overtakes a slow-moving warm front. The cold front is heavier than the warm front and will push it up. The warm front slides over the cold one.[1] Cloud and rain form along the occluded front until temperatures become equal as the cold and warm air mix.[2] Some occluded fronts make tropical cyclogenesis.

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  1. "occluded front from An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation". credoreference.com. 2011 [last update]. Retrieved 16 May 2011. occluded front. (2004). In An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation. Retrieved from http://www.credoreference.com/entry/ida/occluded_front Check date values in: |year= (help)
  2. "How hurricanes are formed from Guide to Global Hazards". credoreference.com. 2011 [last update]. Retrieved 16 May 2011. Check date values in: |year= (help)