rainsquall


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rainsquall

[′rān‚skwȯl]
(meteorology)
A squall associated with heavy convective clouds, frequently the cumulonimbus type; usually sets in shortly before the thunderstorm rain, blowing outward from the storm and generally lasting only a short time. Also known as thundersquall.
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Sporadic rainsqualls dropped just enough water for occasional sips while birds and small sharks they caught bare-handed provided meager sustenance.
After more than an hour and two rainsqualls, I had cut the gap in half.
After passing Stewart Island, the weather went from a series of 60 knot rainsqualls with 45 knots in the intervals to almost nothing, but still with a very big swell.
The Atlantic Ocean slapped and purled against the coastline a few miles away; between rainsqualls, the sun beat down like a mallet.
All the Japanese task forces were under clouds and rainsqualls.
The weather begins to turn foul, with high winds and blustering rainsqualls, and because we laid over a day at the Judith to swim and loaf we begin to feel pressed to make time.
The pair, paddling to raise awareness for Surfrider Foundation's Rise Above Plastics campaign, battled rainsqualls, searing summer heat and the natural northern drift of the Gulf Stream, to complete the 60-plus mile epic journey in 17 hours, 11 minutes and 43 seconds.
Takeo launched another strike at the Americans, but found only rainsqualls and empty ocean.