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Some of the final squalls have produced strong wind gusts, and even earlier prompted a severe thunderstorm warning to the east of the city, including Annapolis.
BURST OF WIND FOLLOWS SNOW, ICE AND RAIN IN D.C. AREA WITH PRECIPITATION EASING OVERNIGHTJASON SAMENOW, A. CAMDEN WALKER, DAN STILLMAN, IAN LIVINGSTONJANUARY 17, 2022WASHINGTON POST
Any choice a character makes sets off a chain reaction that spirals through the various narratives, which coalesce around a biblical squall in which frogs tumble from the heavens.
ALL OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON'S MOVIES, RANKEDMATTHEW JACOBSNOVEMBER 24, 2021TIME
She ran to a window and gaped at the strange spectacle of thousands of pieces of paper floating in midair, like a confetti squall more than 60 stories above the ground.
IN THE SHADOW OF THE TOWERS: FIVE LIVES AND A WORLD TRANSFORMEDJOBY WARRICK, SOUAD MEKHENNETSEPTEMBER 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The contentious evening was the latest squall in an ongoing culture war that has festered in the district’s school system.
RESIDENTS LEFT FUMING, FEARFUL AFTER CONTENTIOUS LOUDOUN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGJOE HEIM, HANNAH NATANSON, TOM JACKMANJUNE 24, 2021WASHINGTON POST
They tried to stay together as the squall worsened, but the slow pace was hard for Henry and Aiden, who needed to keep moving to stay warm.
THE SIX-PERSON FAMILY CHASING THE TRIPLE CROWNMAGGIE SLEPIANAPRIL 1, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
As the evening approached the weather clouded in and threatened us with another squall from the eastward.
NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
The squall soon passed away, and left them almost becalmed, as before.
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
He wasn't there; he was drawing his breath for another squall away out on the floor.
HARPER'S YOUNG PEOPLE, NOVEMBER 30, 1880VARIOUS
But little Phin, he sleeps with me, and I don't know just how long it was before I was waked up by a great squall.
HARPER'S YOUNG PEOPLE, NOVEMBER 30, 1880VARIOUS
So home, a little before six, in a dashing squall of rain, to a bowl of kava and dinner.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 25 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SQUALL

  • access
  • blast
  • blow
  • breeze
  • burst
  • explosion
  • fit
  • flare-up
  • flurry
  • gale
  • outburst
  • paroxysm
  • passion
  • puff
  • sally
  • squall
  • storm
  • surge
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