Cloud-bursts sentence example

  • The normal rainfall is about 80 in., but as cloud-bursts are common, it may rise to 150 in.

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  • In the summer there are sometimes violent floods due to cloud-bursts.

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  • Dry valleys, narrow and of great depth, with precipitous sides, and ending in "cirques," are probably formed by the intense action of the occasional cloud-bursts.

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  • Local thunderstorms and cloud-bursts are a characteristic phenomenon, inundating limited areas and transforming dried-up streams into muddy torrents carrying boulders and debris.

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  • Many streams that are turned in spring or by summer cloud-bursts into torrents are normally mere water films or dry gulches.

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  • Extreme cases of local discharge are due to the phenomena known in America as " cloud-bursts," which occasionally occur in Great Britain and result in discharges, the intensities of which have rarely been recorded by rain-gauges.

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  • Where the contributory drainage area exceeds 5000 acres, the discharge, even allowing for so-called " cloud-bursts," rarely or never exceeds the rate of about 300 cub.

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