electrical storm


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n electrical storm a storm resulting from strong rising air currents; heavy rain or hail along with thunder and lightning
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In literature:

Columbia was struck by a severe electric storm accompanied by a downpour of rain on Tuesday evening.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
They were at the mercy of a furious electrical storm of mysterious nature.
"Creatures of Vibration" by Harl Vincent
It was the end of the aurora or electric storm.
"The Land of the Long Night" by Paul du Chaillu
This is the very worst electrical storm we've had this whole summer.
"The Heart of Arethusa" by Francis Barton Fox
Of a sudden the whole sky to the front was lighted as if traversed by the fiery darts of an electric storm.
"Bamboo Tales" by Ira L. Reeves
Fortunately for the Brettons' silkworms, however, no electrical storm came.
"The Story of Silk" by Sara Ware Bassett
Possibly these were merely the effect of electric storms on the apparatus.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
The air after the close heat of the day was charged with electricity, and they looked for a storm.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Sterile milks are never affected by the action of electric storms.
"Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition" by H. L. Russell
They huddled together as cattle do before one of the electric storms of the Southwest breaks over them.
"The Boy Scouts On The Range" by Lieut. Howard Payson

In news:

A lineman works to restore electricity to Louisville residents, days after an ice storm hit the city.
With electricity finally restored to most neighborhoods damaged by Hurricane Isaac, public attention is turning to a more visible remnant of the hurricane: storm debris piled curbside for days on end.
In light of recent prolonged outages, study seeks ways to protect electric grid in storms.
A storm last Monday left many customers without electricity, some for the entire week.
(AP) — For the third time in 14 months, Connecticut's two biggest utilities must figure out the costs of restoring electricity after a massive storm.
Some South Jersey residents who lost electricity during the violent storm s over the weekend may have to go without power for up to six days, a utility said Monday.
The Moog-pop supergroup spawn of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, White Noise 's sole LP —1969's An Electric Storm — is handmade electronic music of the first order.
As Hurricane Sandy approaches the northeastern portion of the United States, linemen from Palmetto Electric Cooperative are on their way to Pennsylvania to help repair anticipated damage caused by the storm.
The Red Cross along with the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department and American Electric Power met with the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency to discuss where they stand a week after the storm.
Severe storms can cause flash floods, mudslides, high surf, and stream and creek flooding, and can interrupt water, gas, and electricity.
The number of homes and businesses without electricity in the Northeast is climbing again as a wintry storm sweeps the coast.
The parts of the city that are without power following the monster storm are seeing increased police patrols and other stepped-up security measures as they face the prospect of days without electricity.
The four linemen work for an electric company based in Seattle, Washington and were sent to New York when the Nor'easter winter storm hit the East Coast.
More than a week after a type of storm most West Virginians had not heard of previously swept through our state, nearly 150,000 customers remained without electric power on Saturday.
The Mancuso family cope with no electricity for a second night after an October storm dumped a healthy dose of snow on North Jersey Saturday.

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