gully washer


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Related to gully washer: toad strangler
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gully washer

An extremely heavy rainstorm that usually lasts a short amount of time. That gully washer at 3 AM woke me up because the pouring rain was so loud on the roof!
See also: washer
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If they aren't properly managed they contribute heavily to erosion from run off caused by toad stranglers and gully washers.
In fact, sometimes after a gully washer an old bison skull works its way to the surface for one of the ranch cowboys to discover.
Bright sun, with a cool, light breeze on Saturday, and a hot headwind for much of Sunday--with a brief sprinkle or a cooling gully washer depending on where one was on the route Saturday afternoon.
Unfortunately, the next time we came to the lake, we found a gully washer had swept away all of the markers.
The only time the creek was deep enough for serious swimmin' was immediately following a gully washer, and quick as the storm subsided we snatched our sun-bleached suits from the line and dashed for the pasture.
Down in the flatlands, some north Willamette Valley towns experienced as much as an inch of rain in six hours, and weather spotters reported gully washers in other places: half an inch fell in Dallas in 25 minutes and in Salem in an hour, Wild said.