1727 November 5 (Sunday). A Warm Southerly Wind, a very Thick, Smoaky air till night. In the Evening it So cleared away as to be bright Starlight. But it was while I was observing the weather that I Saw a Flash of Lightning. I was not able to discern any Clouds, Yet I am prone to think there was a thick Cloud low in the West. For it Could not be half an hour (I believe, if it was more than a Quarter) before it rain’d, and all of a Sudden beat down in Such mighty Showers that it Startled us very much. However it lasted not long. After a few Such violent Showers it almost Ceased.