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noun as in shower

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We’d seen her shivering in a muddy construction site, in the middle of a thunderstorm, scared stupid.

Scientists have known for decades that thunderstorms are often stronger where there are high concentrations of aerosols—airborne particles too small to see with the naked eye.

Thursday’s forecast calls for thunderstorms and heavy rain, with more consistent precipitation in the morning and scattered storms in the afternoon.

You’re likely to encounter a thunderstorm at least once during your outdoor adventuring.

According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, a creek that’s only six inches deep in the mountains can swell to a ten-foot-deep raging river in less than an hour if a thunderstorm lingers over an area for an extended period of time.

Strong gusts from a passing thunderstorm had stripped nearly all the flowers from their branches.

It was a mashup of two Spanish words: tronada, which means thunderstorm, and tornar, to turn, to twist, to return.

That afternoon, a thunderstorm moved into Manhattan right before I left the salon, umbrella-less.

Average thunderstorm losses have increased five-fold since 1980.

We know that Flight 447 encountered heavy turbulence associated with a thunderstorm before losing signal.

A fearsome thunderstorm or howling tornado of dust might reveal her fickleness of mood at any moment.

During that night it crossed the Danube, under cover of the terrific thunderstorm which hid the French advance from the Austrians.

"I only hope we won't have a thunderstorm," said Jess to herself, as she shut her tired eyes.

When we had gone another mile a spattering of "overs" began to fall around like the first heavy drops of a thunderstorm.

After the last big thunderstorm he came up to the door where I was sitting and was evidently very much put out about something.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to thunderstorm, such as: deluge, downpour, drizzle, flood, hail, and rain.

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