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heavy rain


precipitation falling with an intensity in excess of 0.30 inches (0.76 cm) per hour


Short periods of intense rainfall can cause flash flooding, longer periods of widespread heavy rain can cause rivers to overflow.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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  • There had been heavy rain in the night and the water was discoloured.

    Jan and Her Job L. Allen Harker
  • This is a beautiful plant and very abundant in woods after a heavy rain.

  • The proof is that you have never heard it after heavy rain, or while the river was swollen.

    The Strolling Saint Raphael Sabatini
  • But it all depends on which side of the mountain the heavy rain falls.

    Nan of Music Mountain Frank H. Spearman
  • Then the slow dropping of heavy rain—drop, drop, drop—like blood.

    An Old Meerschaum David Christie Murray

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