electrical storm

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electrical storm

[i′lek·trə·kəl ′stȯrm]
(meteorology)
A popular term for a thunderstorm.
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Terrifying electric storms severely disrupted civil aviation along the US East coast.
FEEL THE SURGE AS we approach the summer once more, (it's on a Tuesday this year I'm reliably informed), we can look forward to some electric storms.
These recently authenticated apparitions are sprites, natural phenomena that occur at 5 to 10 times the altitude of the cloud tops, high above electric storms.
WARWICKSHIRE will play First Division Pro40 cricket next season after fending off Nottinghamshire, electric storms and a tough Duckworth/Lewis equation to collect two status-preserving points at Trent Bridge.
One of the front page splashes this week 20 years ago reported two inches of rain had fallen on parts of Northumberland and the Tyne Valley as violent electric storms swept across the North East, leaving a trail of havoc and destruction.
Flash floods and electric storms hit CALIFORNIA yesterday while more than a million people were forced to flee their homes as Typhoon Matsa battered CHINA'S eastern coast with strong winds and heavy rain.