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rain shadow
NOUN [METEOROLOGY.]
1.
a region in the lee of mountains that receives less rainfall than the region windward of the mountains.
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A rain shadow is a dry area on the leeward side of a mountainous area (away from the wind). The mountains block the passage of rain-producing weather ... More »
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Rain shadow definition, a region in the lee of mountains that receives less rainfall than the region windward of the mountains. See more.

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That means there is less rainfall. You'll often find rain shadows next to some of the world's most famous mountain ranges. Death Valley, a desert in the U.S. ...

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An area having relatively little precipitation due to the effect of a barrier, such as a mountain range, that causes the prevailing winds to lose their moisture before ...

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Define rain shadow: a region of reduced rainfall on the lee side of high mountains.

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An area having relatively little precipitation due to the effect of a barrier, such as a mountain range, that causes the prevailing winds to lose their moisture before ...

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Death Valley is a rain shadow. Licensed from iStockPhoto. noun. The definition of a rain shadow is the dry area on one side of a mountain (the lee or downwind ...

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an area that has little precipitation because some barrier causes the winds to lose their moisture before reaching it.