from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A transient, sometimes violent storm of thunder and lightning, often accompanied by rain and sometimes hail.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A storm consisting of thunder and lightning produced by a cumulonimbus, usually accompanied with rain or hail. A more severe thunderstorm can cause mesocyclones.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A storm accompanied with lightning and thunder.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A storm accompanied by lightning and thunder, occurring when the atmosphere is in a state of unstable equilibrium, and has a high relative humidity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a storm resulting from strong rising air currents; heavy rain or hail along with thunder and lightning
Should I make the point in the summer that a not so severe thunderstorm is an example or type of weather that you should expect is there is no climate change?
So after lighting the storm lanterns for the inevitable collapse of the power grid, I get to enjoy the spectacle of the thunderstorm from the dry comfort of my front porch.
Today, I came home from work early, did a little laundry, relaxed with a cup of Zen tea, and watched a marvelous thunderstorm from the safety of my big green living room chair.
We might stay in the siding until the thunderstorm is over; but it may keep on raining all night and anyway it will be pitch dark.
(see pp. 13-16 of 'Birdie') and on pages 93 and 94 of the Report the description of a thunderstorm is very much like Birdie's idea of the same in the 'Dew Fairies' on pages 59 and 60 of my book.
I took the photos right before and during a thunderstorm, which is why some are with a flash.
A thunderstorm is the proverbial wet blanket if couched in terms of greenhouse theory.
While astronomy is my bride, the thunderstorm is my mistress.
She cursed him mentally, and wished she could call a thunderstorm out of the sky the way the shaman could-under cover of a good downpour, she could slip away with no trouble at all.
It may even have kept a rhythm in his sleeping mind, without the need of a dream to house it, for the first he knew of the thunderstorm was a silent double-gleam of lightning that spelled out the same iambic, and caused him to start awake with eyes still closed, and listen for the answering thunder.