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storm

(Barrage), noun assault, attack, battle, blast, blitz, blitzkrieg, blizzard, bombardment, clash, combat, commotion, conflict, confusion, disquiet, embroilment, eruption, excitement, explosion, fight, flare-up, imbroglio, melee, mutiny, outbreak, outburst, revolt, revolution, skirmish, stir, struggle, tempest, tumult, turbulence, turmoil, unrest, upheaval, uprising
Associated concepts: damage, flood damage

storm

(Rain), noun blizzard, cloudburst, cyclone, downpour, endless rain, gale, hailstorm, heavy showers, heavy winds, hurricane, moisture, precipitation, rainstorm, sheets of rain, snowstorm, storming, stormy winds, tempest, thundershower, thunderstorm, tornado, torrent, tropical rains, tropical storm, turbulence, twister, typhoon, whirlwind
Associated concepts: cyber storm, storm models, storm predicting, storm victims, storm water
See also: assail, assault, attack, barrage, bluster, cataclysm, commotion, demonstrate, furor, incursion, onset, pandemonium, passion, protest, strike, turmoil
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With only a couple of fishing boats on the lake and the beach nearly empty, Saturday was the lull before the storm at Loon Lake.
But experts described the figures as the lull before the storm, with most expecting the number unable to keep up with their debts to begin climbing again this year.
It was very much the lull before the storm at the weekend, but the celebrations in the winner's enclosure at Sandown following the Sunderlands Imperial Cup were worthy of the Cheltenham Festival itself.
It is the lull before the storm over on these shores, however, with a relatively low-key programme ahead of the Ebor extravaganza at York.
The latest viewing figures are a big wake up call but I fear it is the lull before the storm.