November 5, 1727

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.