equinoctial storm

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Noun1.equinoctial storm - a violent rainstorm near the time of an equinoxequinoctial storm - a violent rainstorm near the time of an equinox
rainstorm - a storm with rain
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While the Palais Bourbon, that wretched edifice, is being repaired at great expense, gusts of wind and equinoctial storms are allowed to destroy the magnificent painted windows of the Sainte-Chapelle.
This month's Clip & Save Art Print, Charles Burchfield's Night of the Equinox (1917-1955), is based on a childhood memory of the artist's: "One of the most exciting weather events of the whole year was what we called the spring equinoctial storm ...
We gradually learn that the noise Josie, a twelve-year-old girl in a stable, symmetrical family of four (mother, father, son, daughter), hears is not a hay-ride but a storm, and not just any storm but, as her father matter-of-factly identifies it, an equinoctial storm. A rite of passage is underway, meteorology gives way to association, and Josie is both aware and not aware of transformations that are sweeping her up.