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If you are in a rainstorm with thunder and lightning - you make the Brachos for them. What happens if the storm ends and then a few hours later (same day) it is raining again. Do you make another Bracha or is it only said once a day?

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As long as it looks overcast, it's once per day.

If it totally completely absolutely clears up bright and shiny, then later thunderstorms, you'd make a new bracha.

SO:

Once per day,

OR

Once per cloudy episode

Whichever is more.

(See Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 227:2 and Mishna Berura sk 8)

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Beat me again (11 seconds!) –  yydl Oct 17 '10 at 22:52
    
Just to clarify most poskim hold that 'day' in this context starts at Olot HaShachar and not Tzeit HaKochavim. –  Double AA Aug 22 '11 at 18:39
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+1. This answer is correct as far as I know also. But a source would be nice. –  msh210 Aug 24 '11 at 4:25
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If by "ends", you mean the sky cleared, then yes you make another one. However, just stopping and starting doesn't count.

On an aside, if it's the next day you make a Bracha even if the sky didn't clear.

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pity that there is no an option to accept two answers :) –  jutky Oct 18 '10 at 6:41
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+1. This answer is correct as far as I know also. But a source would be nice. –  msh210 Aug 24 '11 at 4:25
    
@msh210 Simplest source: look in Artscroll Siddur –  yydl Aug 24 '11 at 4:28
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