electric storm

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n electric storm a storm resulting from strong rising air currents; heavy rain or hail along with thunder and lightning
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Electric storm a violent disturbance in the electrical condition of the earth
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. electrum—Gr. elektron, amber, in which electricity was first observed.

Usage

In literature:

It felt to her electrical, as though there might be a storm brewing.
"The School Queens" by L. T. Meade
In reality, the sound was made by millions of particles of sand being hurtled through the air by an electric storm.
"In the Musgrave Ranges" by Jim Bushman
And with it is a rumble of thunder from all the electric storms since the snake bit Cleopatra.
"Operation Earthworm" by Joe Archibald
The storm had passed, but the air was heavy, electric, and still.
"Angelot" by Eleanor Price
On a hot Sunday afternoon in July 1835, during an electrical storm, the meetinghouse was struck by lightning.
"Seaport in Virginia" by Gay Montague Moore
Nor was this a pleasant place in which to be imprisoned during an electrical storm.
"Wyn's Camping Days" by Amy Bell Marlowe
One of the electric feed-wires got loose in the storm yesterday, and hung down in front of Jimmy's house on Pine Street.
"Under Boy Scout Colors" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
Communication was as bad as by long distance in an electric storm.
"The Brain" by Alexander Blade
Oh, how I hate an electric storm!
"Dorothy's Tour" by Evelyn Raymond
The electricity of the storm seemed to have spent itself.
"Harley Greenoak's Charge" by Bertram Mitford
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In news:

Henrik Stenson opened up a four-shot lead at the South African Open with a second-round 65 on Friday before play was suspended for the day because of an electrical storm.
The nation's most heavily populated metropolis experienced electrical power outages, critical supply chain disruptions, and intermittent transportation in the days and weeks after the storm's landfall.
The record fines against National Grid, NStar and Western Massachusetts Electric Co. A 2009 state law authorized regulators to impose fines for storm response.
Gaining speed and power through the day, the storm knocked out electricity to more than 1 million people and figured to upend life for tens of millions more.
Two lineman with Chillicothe Municipal Utilities left Monday, Oct 29, to help other power crews restore electricity to the millions of people without it in the wake of the 'super storm' Sandy.
Over 15,000 people in New York lost power this morning, following last night's storm of snow and sleet, according to New York State Electric and Gas.
Normally when a storm hits, the challenge is on the farm side — electricity loss, impassable roads, mud, snow and flooding.
Residents and businesses that had only recently regained electricity after losing it in Superstorm Sandy last week found themselves in the dark once again on Wednesday as a nor'easter smacked the storm-ravaged New Jersey region.
Power was shut off to parts of Lower Manhattan Monday evening, leaving 156,000 without power in New York City, as hurricane Sandy's storm surge threatened to flood electrical equipment.
American Electric Power reports as of 8 pm Sunday, more than 98 percent of the 660,000 affected by the storms had regained power.
During the storms early Tuesday morning I got a call from the Power transmitter that we had no Electricity.
In what may be an attempt to preempt criticism of the sort that followed prolonged power outages after 2011's Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene, the Long Island Power Authority told customers to expect to be without electricity for 7-10 days.
Power companies from across the United States are converging on the Northeast Coast to help restore electric services following the onslaught of the storm.
Storm knocked out electricity to about 29,000 customers at its peak (updated).
A storm late this afternoon knocked out electricity to about 29,000 Alabama Power Company customers statewide, many of them in the Birmingham area, a power company spokesman said.
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In science:

Example 3.2: Suppose that there was a heavy rain in April and electrical storms in the following two months; and in June the lightning took hold.
Causes and Explanations: A Structural-Model Approach. Part II: Explanations
Assume its value ~u is such that it ensures that there is a shower in April, there are electric storms in both May and June, there is sufficient oxygen, there are no other potential causes of fire (like dropped matches), no other inhibitors of fire (alert campers setting up a bucket brigade), and so on.
Causes and Explanations: A Structural-Model Approach. Part II: Explanations
Having electric storms in both May and June caused there to be a fire.
Causes and Explanations: A Structural-Model Approach. Part II: Explanations
Suppose that the agent knows that there was an electric storm, but does not know when, and does not know whether there were April showers.
Causes and Explanations: A Structural-Model Approach. Part II: Explanations
Finally, if the agent knows that there was an electric storm in May and June and heavy rain in April (so that K consists of only one context), then there is no explanation of either fire or the fire in June.
Causes and Explanations: A Structural-Model Approach. Part II: Explanations
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