electric storm

noun

Origin:
1870–75, Americanism

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electric storm
 
n
Compare thunderstorm a violent atmospheric disturbance in which the air is highly charged with static electricity, causing a storm

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Yes, you should avoid using the phone during an electric storm.
The electric storm played havoc with the telegraph wires.
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