electrical storm


Definition of electrical storm

: thunderstorm

called also electric storm

Examples of electrical storm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On August 16th, an electrical storm hit California. Dave Eggers, The New Yorker, "All That Could Burn," 11 Oct. 2020 The bigger concern is that the unstable air will flow across Orange, Los Angeles and Ventura counties and into the Santa Barbara are, possibly producing a large electrical storm. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Thunderstorms could spark wildfires in Southern California on Sunday," 22 Aug. 2020 Most of us are probably familiar with the Roswell crash, thanks to The CW: in 1947, after Roswell, NM experienced an intense electrical storm, a rancher went out in his fields to survey the damage, only to discover debris of an unfamiliar object. Ashley Chervinski, refinery29.com, "UFOs, Creepy Letters & A Psychic Artist: Watch The Best Unsolved Mysteries Episodes Of All Time," 2 July 2020 In the place where the lens would go is a device that picks up emissions from oxygen molecules that get excited by the energy of an electrical storm: a lightning detector. Daniel Oberhaus, Wired, "Extreme Weather-Tracking Satellites Prepare for Launch," 27 Feb. 2020 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had to stay in Lahore overnight because their plane could not land back in Islamabad due to a fierce — and terrifying — electrical storm. Claudia Harmata, PEOPLE.com, "Kate Middleton Shares a Personal Message for the First Time on Instagram for a Special Cause," 20 Oct. 2019 While the ceremony was set to take place outside, an unexpected electrical storm hit and caused it to be moved indoors. Sophie Dodd, PEOPLE.com, "From Evan & Dang to Justin & Hailey: All of the Celeb Couples Who've Tied the Knot in 2019," 16 Dec. 2019 Doctors at a local hospital were unable to quell her brain's electrical storm with powerful antiseizure medications. Jennifer Couzin-frankel, Science | AAAS, "As epilepsy drugs fail nearly one-third of patients, scientists seek root causes of seizures," 12 Dec. 2019 After a busy day of engagements in Lahore, the royal couple were traveling back to Islamabad on a jet when a terrifying electrical storm hit. Simon Perry, PEOPLE.com, "Kate Middleton and Prince William's Plane Turned Around by Terrifying Electrical Storm in Pakistan," 17 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of electrical storm

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Electrical storm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrical%20storm. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of electrical storm

: a storm that has a lot of lightning

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