dry lightning


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dry lightning

n
(Physical Geography) US lightning produced by a thunderstorm that is unaccompanied by rain
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She studies his brilliant blue scars, wounds from dry lightning strikes -- like shafts of sun and yun, like virga, like crystal storm sublime -- where the azure teardrop scales would not regenerate on the back of his slender neck.
Police have said the fire was caused by dry lightning strikes and spread so quickly due to an unusually dangerous mix of low humidity, extremely high temperatures and powerful winds.
Dry lightning flashes could have been the source of the fast heating that, followed by quick cooling, [explains] the glassy structure of chondrules.
the possibility of more dry lightning, sparking more of these
Dry lightning strikes sparked most of the fires, while the causes of others remained unknown.
"The benefit of any recent moisture we've received has now evaporated, and we're looking straight at record-breaking temperatures, extremely low humidities and dry lightning: the trifecta of bad wildfire conditions."
Forest Service is also cautious for the southwestern corner of the province, including the Manning Park area, which has been forecast to be hit by dry lightning.
The dry lightning like artillery over the far reefs of stone and the thunder-god" shearing the air--all the gods in foment and calamity, but it is not enough.
According to Crawford (1977), they are associated with dry lightning; they usually are smaller than Wanjina figures and are depicted in monochrome red, although in some cases they have small quantities of white or black pigment adhering to them.
Fans, who give 17 pounds or more to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, might get the vintage pics of the 'Dry Lightning' hitmaker, reports The Daily Express.
On the evening of June 20, more than 1,000 fires were started by dry lightning storms.