Origin of windstorm
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Examples from the Web for windstorm
Sinai Field Mission: A man with a large push-broom is sweeping sand off a road in a windstorm.Frederick Wiseman's Best Scenes
November 22, 2009
Could that fountain pen have been carried away by the windstorm, too?Ruth Fielding Down East
Alice B. Emerson
Each might serve as an impressive symbolic statue of a windstorm.The Rocky Mountain Wonderland
Enos A. Mills
Since it was only a windstorm, there was no rain to wash the air clean of the lethal dust.The Forgotten Planet
The top had been broken off by a windstorm a year ago and ever since it had been seasoning.In Pastures Green
They came by fifties, or in clouds they came, swept by like a windstorm, and were gone.The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay
- a storm consisting of violent winds
- A storm with high winds or violent gusts but little or no rain. Winds with speeds up to 241 km (149 mi) per hour have been recorded during windstorms. See also tornado.
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