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89,872.  Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm?  (Storm & Angel)  John Page, letter to Thomas Jefferson 20 July 1776

 

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60,175.  Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm?  (Angel & Bush & Storm)  George W Bush

 

 

1,169.  When will this fearful slumber have an end? ...

Now is a time to storm!  (Life’s Like That & Sleep & Storm)  William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus III i 251 & 264, Titus to Marcus & Marcus to Titus

 

 

89,873.  Blow wind, swell billow, and swim bark!

The storm is up, and all is on the hazard.  William Shakespeare, Julius Cæsar V i 67

 

 

51,651.  Which the impetuous blasts, with eyeless rage,

Catch in their fury and make nothing of;

Strives in his little world of man to outstorm

The to-and-fro-conflicting wind and rain.  William Shakespeare, The History of King Lear III i @7, First Gentleman

 

89,868.  Blow, wind and crack your cheeks!  Rage, blow

You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout

Till you have drenched the steeples, drowned the cocks!

You sulphurous and thought-executing fires,

Vaunt-couriers to oak-cleaving thunderbolts,

Singe my white head; and thou all-shaking thunder

Smite flat the thick rotundity of the world,

Crack nature’s mould, all germens spill at once

That make ingrateful man.  ibid.  III ii 1, Lear

 

89,869.  Things that love night

Love not such nights as these.  The wrathful skies

Gallow the very wanderers of the dark

And makes then keep their caves.  Since I was man

Such sheets of fire, such bursts of horrid thunder,

Such groans of roaring wind and rain I ne’er

Remember to have heard.  ibid.  III ii @42, Lear

 

 

73,765.  This world to me is but a ceaseless storm

Whirring me from my friends.  (Friend & Storm)  William Shakespeare, Pericles XV l71-72, Marina

 

 

4,092.  Massive dust storms called haboobs ... Haboobs are produced in normally arid regions when the leading edge of a storm collapses.  (Earth & Dust & Storm)  Orbit: Earth’s Extraordinary Journey III, BBC 2012

 

 

87,604.  The north pole of Saturn features a gigantic storm with an amazing geometric design.  It’s a perfect hexagon with six very distinct sides and angles.  (Saturn & Storm & Universe)  Extreme Universe: Space Storms  

 

 

87,605.  The planet with the most unusual moon system is Saturn.  It’s spread out over 320,000 kilometres.  Technically there are more than a billion moons orbiting Saturn.  In fact they are what formed Saturn’s rings.  (Saturn & Moons & Universe)  How the Universe Works s1e8: Moons, Discovery 2010

 

87,606.  Before Cassini we thought there were only eight rings.  Today we can see over thirty.  (Saturn & Moons & Universe)  ibid.

 

 

115,558.  Our universe is a violent place.  Planetary winds rage at six times the speed of sound.  Lightning storms stretch for thousands of kilometers.  Dust storms engulf entire worlds.  The largest storms can be on the scale of entire galaxies.  The universe is a chaotic place.  Earth has storms; other worlds have megastorms … Could storms be necessary for life itself?  (Universe & Storm)  How the Universe Works s2e2: Megastorms: The Winds of Creation

 

 

51,628.  Over the last few years Britain's weather has become more extreme.  Especially our winters.  Last winter was the wettest on record.  Deadly storms battered Britain for months ... Has it got anything to do with Climate Change?  (Weather & Climate Science & Storm)  Horizon: What's Wrong With Our Weather?  BBC 2014

 

51,629.  There were at least twelve major storms last winter.  (Weather & Climate Science & Storm)  ibid.

 

 

82,929.  Her name is all too familiar.  Katrina.  The storm that ravished New Orleans.  She left in her wake about thirteen hundred dead, hundreds of thousands homeless and one of the most vibrant cities in America drowning and nearly destroyed.  (New Orleans & Storm & Flood & Hurricane)  Nova: Storm that Drowned a City, PBS 2005

 

82,930.  Was the storm a predictable disaster?  Who knew?  And who refused to listen?  (New Orleans & Storm & Flood & Hurricane)  ibid.

 

82,931.  Is Katrina a taste of what’s in store for the future?  (New Orleans & Storm & Flood & Hurricane)  ibid.

 

82,932.  2005 Hurricane season has begun ... Roughly half of tropical storms become hurricanes.  (New Orleans & Storm & Flood & Hurricane)  ibid.

 

82,933.  The storm surge ... an unnaturally high tide.  (New Orleans & Storm & Flood & Hurricane)  ibid.

 

82,934.  At 6.10 a.m. Katrina strikes land.  (New Orleans & Storm & Flood & Hurricane)  ibid.

 

82,935.  Something has gone wrong with the levees.  (New Orleans & Storm & Flood & Hurricane)  ibid.

 

82,936.  The New Orleans Bowl is filling up.  (New Orleans & Storm & Flood & Hurricane)  ibid.

 

82,937.  The chaotic official response means that there is still no food or water available to the crowds of people in the city.  For many there is no way out.  Civilisation is breaking down around them.  (New Orleans & Storm & Flood & Hurricane)  ibid.

 

82,938.  Hurricanes come in cycles.  (New Orleans & Storm & Flood & Hurricane)  ibid.

 

 

84,209.  It was a dark and stormy night.  (Night & Storm)  Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, Paul Clifford 1830

 

 

87,599.  Saturn’s storms are of epic proportions.  (Saturn & Storm)  Solar Empire: Edge of Darkness

 

 

87,601.  Saturn is famous for its magnificent rings.  But it’s a little mysterious when it comes to its atmosphere.  But if you wait a few years Saturn will put on a storm so magnificent it would impress Mother Nature herself.  It’s called the Great White Spot.  A gigantic storm that develops every thirty years on Saturn’s surface, eventually covering its entire equator.  (Saturn & Storm)  The Universe: Wildest Weather in the Cosmos    

 

 

51,650.  Storm and stress [Sturm und Drang]  (Storm & Stress)  Christopher Kaufmann 1753-95

 

 

89,870.  They sicken of the calm who know the storm.  Dorothy Parker, Sunset Gun: Poems  

 

 

89,871.  There is peace even in the storm.  Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

 

 

89,874.  I have heard a greater storm in a boiling pot.  Athenaeus, Deipnosophistæ

 

 

89,875.  He used to raise a storm in a teapot.  Cicero, De Legibus III: 16

 

 

89,876.  Bursts as a wave that from the clouds impends,

And swell’d with tempests on the ship descends;

White are the decks with foam; the winds aloud

Howl o’er the masts, and sing through every shroud:

Pale, trembling, tir’d, the sailors freeze with fears;

And instant death on every wave appears.  (Storm & Tempest)  Homer, The Iliad XV:752

 

 

89,877.  The winds grow high;

Impending tempests charge the sky;

The lightning flies, the thunder roars;

And big waves lash the frightened shores.  (Storm & Tempest)  Matthew Prior, The Lady’s Looking-Glass

 

 

89,880.  For many years I was self-appointed inspector of snow-storms and rain-storms and did my duty faithfully.  Henry David Thoreau, Walden     

 

 

94,690.  ‘Wuthering’ being a significant provincial adjective, descriptive of the atmospheric tumult to which its station is exposed in stormy weather. Pure, bracing ventilation they must have up there at all times, indeed: one may guess the power of the north wind blowing over the edge, by the excessive slant of a few stunted firs at the end of the house; and by a range of gaunt thorns all stretching their limbs one way, as if craving alms of the sun.  (Wind & Storm)  Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

 

 

95,121.  A blight had fallen on the trees and shrubs; and the wind, at length beginning to break the unnatural stillness that had prevailed all day, sighed heavily from time to time, as though foretelling in grief the ravages of the coming storm.  The bat skimmed in fantastic flights through the heavy air, and the ground was alive with crawling things, whose instinct brought them forth to swell and fatten in the rain.  Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby

 

92,122.  The rain and hail pattered against the glass; the chimneys quaked and rocked; the crazy casement rattled with the wind, as though an impatient hand inside were striving to burst it open.  But no hand was there, and it opened no more.  ibid.

 

 

97,164.  In November 1703 a massive storm tore across the south coast destroying everything in its wake in a maelstrom of chaos.  Which spawned wind speeds of over a hundred and forty miles an hour.  The only bona-fide hurricane ever to hit our shores.  (Ship & Sea & Storm & Hurricane)  Shipwrecks: Britain’s Sunken History I: Home Waters to High Seas, BBC 2016

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