Thunder.-Trustworthy frequency statistics for an individual station are obtainable only from a long series of observations, while if means are taken from a large area places may be included which differ largely amongst themselves.
But to the west of this, except in the Rocky Mountain region where storms are numerous, the frequency steadily diminishes, and along the Pacific coast there are large areas where thunder occurs only once or twice a year.
Lightning flashed brilliantly and a clap of thunder followed.
Faster, faster, and faster; lightly, more lightly, and yet more lightly whirled the count, flying round Marya Dmitrievna, now on his toes, now on his heels; until, turning his partner round to her seat, he executed the final pas, raising his soft foot backwards, bowing his perspiring head, smiling and making a wide sweep with his arm, amid a thunder of applause and laughter led by Natasha.
More thunder boomed. Katie wondered what other kinds of storms the underworld might have. Would it rain something other than black water? With her luck, it'd rain bugs, like the beetle nest she skirted.
Most stations in the northern hemisphere have a conspicuous maximum at midsummer with little thunder in winter.
Thunder exploded and then the hail started, drumming on the roof like large marbles.
Henry (68) there are three regions of maximum frequency: one in the south-east, with its centre in Florida, has an average of 45 days of thunder in the year; a second including the middle Mississippi valley has an average of 35 days; and a third in the middle Missouri valley has 30.
The senate declared the proceedings null and void, because thunder had been heard; Saturninus replied that the senate had better remain quiet, otherwise the thunder might be followed by hail.
Lightning flashed brilliantly and thunder rattled the windowpanes in their frames.
Another deafening clap of thunder brought her hands instinctively to her ears.
The rain beat on the roof with a steady roar, and thunder cracked like a giant whip.
As Keaton pulled her close, the air was filled with a deep steady roll of thunder that equaled the sound of a locomotive.
Large Rapid Changes Are Also Met With In The Absence Of Thunder During Heavy Rain Or Snow Fall.
There is the further complication that in some countries thunder seems to be on the increase.
In some tropical stations, at certain seasons of the year, thunder is almost a daily occurrence.
As an example of a large area throughout which thunder frequency for Hungary relates to the number of lightning strokes causing fire, and the figures for the United States relate to deaths by lightning.
The hour of maximum is earlier for the mountains, thunder being more frequent there than in the plains between 8 A.M.
Gives some data as to the variability of thunder from year to year.
The figures for the Netherlands (69) and France (71) are the number of days when thunder occurred somewhere in the country.
Deals with the variation of thunder over longer periods.
The data for Edinburgh (64) and London (65) due to Mossman, and those for Tilsit, due to C. Kassner (79), represent the average number of days of thunder per annum.
A sudden storm gave abundance of rain, while hail and thunder confounded their enemies, and enabled the Romans to gain an easy and complete victory.
While the ark carried with Israel's host symbolized His presence in their midst, He was also known to be present in the cloud which hovered before the host and in the lightning ('esh Yahweh or " fire of Yahweh ") and the thunder (kol Yahweh or " voice of Yahweh ") which played around Mount Sinai.
In the desert he was worshipped as an atmospheric deity, who manifested himself in thunder and lightning, whose abode was in the sky, whose sanctuary was on the mountain summit of Horeb-Sinai, and whose movable palladium was the ark of the covenant.
Secondly, lie simulated thunder and lightning, the latter by flashing in Zeno's eyes an intolerable light from a slightly hollowed mirror.
According to Darmesteter, the Zarathustra of the Avesta is a mere myth, a divinity invested with human attributes, an incarnation of the storm-god, who with his divine word, the thunder, comes and smites the demons.
As in the case of Aphrodite and Apollo, Roscher in his Lexikon deduces all the characteristics of Athena from a single conception - that of the goddess of the storm or the thunder-cloud (for a discussion of such attempts see Farnell, Cults, i.
She came awake with a start as thunder rattled the entire house.
The skies opened once again as he reached the house, and thunder boomed in the distance.
The storm roared in through the ceiling, hail and water pelting her body while thunder deafened her.
Lightning when the Thunder Is Near.
Conquest's joyful thunder waken, Triumph, valiant Russians, now!...
The band immediately struck up "Conquest's joyful thunder waken..."