electrical storm

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electrical storm

[i′lek·trə·kəl ′stȯrm]
(meteorology)
A popular term for a thunderstorm.
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Graham O'Hanlon, spokesman for the Aberdyfi Mountain Rescue Team, said: "Initial reports suggested they had sustained three broken legs between them, but it subsequently transpired that they had been caught up in a sudden electrical storm that disabled the mobile phone network in adjacent districts.
During the summer of 2010, a violent electrical storm swept through Lapeer County, and lightning struck the county's emergency dispatch center and radio tower, knocking out power.
He added that before SHIELD, data on electrical storms were sparse and came mostly from uncontrolled clinical observations.
The electrical storms and flash floods we've suffered in the last week or so proved a bit of a boon for Asda shoppers.
If lives and livelihoods were not also at stake we could quite enjoy the poetic justice of 'terrifying electrical storms severely disrupting civil aviation along the US east coast'.
They occur in electric power distribution networks during normal operation and during electrical storms.
Looking on the bright side, says Worden, "this is a really unique opportunity to test out all the satellites" a few years in advance of the solar maximum, a time when outbursts from the sun can hurl clouds of high-speed, charged particles toward Earth and generate global electrical storms.
Both had 7-under-par 137 totals, although Daly-Donofrio wasn't able to play her final hole because of heavy rain and electrical storms.
Angela, 20, and Glenn, who plays her detective fiance Alan, were flying into one of the worst electrical storms this year.
Thunderstorms, also called electrical storms have always mystified people.
Local authorities blame the fires on electrical storms.

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