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A shelf cloud associated with a heavy or severe thunderstorm over Enschede, Netherlands
A shelf cloud associated with a heavy or severe thunderstorm over Enschede, Netherlands

A storm is any disturbed state of an astronomical body's atmosphere, especially affecting its surface, and strongly implying severe weather. It may be marked by strong wind, thunder and lightning (a thunderstorm), heavy precipitation, such as ice (ice storm), or wind transporting some substance through the atmosphere (as in a dust storm, snowstorm, hailstorm, etc). // Look up storm in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Rolling thunderstorm photographed on July 17, 2004 in Enschede, The Netherlands. ... Rolling thunderstorm photographed on July 17, 2004 in Enschede, The Netherlands. ... Underside of a shelf cloud in Minnesota which brought a temperature drop of 20° Fahrenheit (11° C) from 85° F to 65° F as it passed. ... A thunderstorm, also called an electrical storm or lightning storm, is a form of weather characterized by the presence of lightning and its attendant thunder produced from a cumulonimbus cloud. ... Raadhuisstraat in Enschede, with the Grote Kerk in the background Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Enschede Enschede or Eanske in the local dialect (Twents) is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands, in the province of Overijssel, in the Twente region. ... Atmosphere is the general name for a layer of gases that may surround a material body of sufficient mass. ... NOAA scientists observe severe weather using a mobile doppler radar and a helicopter (in the distance) Severe weather phenomena are weather conditions that are hazardous. ... For other uses, see Wind (disambiguation). ... Thunder is the sound made by lightning. ... Lightning over Oradea in Romania For information on lightning precautions, see Lightning safety. ... A thunderstorm, also called an electrical storm or lightning storm, is a form of weather characterized by the presence of lightning and its attendant thunder produced from a cumulonimbus cloud. ... This article is about water ice. ... A typical view of a winter storm. ... Air redirects here. ... “Sandstorm” redirects here. ... A winter storm is a storm where the dominant forms of precipitation are forms that occur only at cold temperatures, such as snow or sleet, or a rainstorm where ground temperatures are cold enough to allow ice to form. ... This article is about the precipitation. ...

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Formation

Satellite image of the intense nor'easter responsible for the North American blizzard of 2006. Note the hurricane-like eye at the center.
Satellite image of the intense nor'easter responsible for the North American blizzard of 2006. Note the hurricane-like eye at the center.

Storms are created when a center of low pressure develops, with a system of high pressure surrounding it. This combination of opposing forces can create winds and result in the formation of storm clouds, such as the cumulonimbus. Small, localized areas of low pressure can form from hot air rising off hot ground, resulting in smaller disturbances such as dust devils and whirlwinds. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (740x776, 129 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (740x776, 129 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 1Maximum snowfall or ice accretion The Blizzard of 2006 was a noreaster that began on the evening of February 11, 2006. ... This article is about weather phenomena. ... A large low-pressure system swirls off the southwestern coast of Iceland, illustrating the maxim that nature abhors a vacuum. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Anticyclone. ... This article is about clouds in meteorology. ... Cumulonimbus (Cb) is a type of cloud that is tall, dense, and involved in thunderstorms and other intense weather. ... Dust Devil Johnsonville, South Carolina A dust devil is a rotating updraft, 1000 meters or more high and tens of meters in diameter. ... Whirlwind may refer to: An atmospheric phenomenon, see whirlwind (atmospheric phenomenon) Several aircraft, see Westland Whirlwind MITs pioneering Whirlwind computer Jimmy White, a famous British Snooker player, is nicknamed The Whirlwind due to his speedy technique of play Whirlwind (comics), a Marvel Comics supervillain Whirlwind (novel), a novel by...


Types

There are many varieties and names for storms.

  • Ice Storm - Ice storms are one of the most dangerous forms of winter weather. When surface temperatures are below freezing, but a thick layer of above freezing air remains aloft above ground level, rain can fall into the freezing layer and freeze upon impact into a glaze. In general, 8 mm or 1/4" of accumulation is all that is required, especially in combination with breezy conditions, to start downing power lines as well as tree limbs.[1] Ice storms also make unheated road surfaces too slick to drive upon. Ice storms can vary in time range from hours to days and can cripple both small towns and large urban centers alike.
  • Blizzard - There are varying definitions for blizzards, both over time and by location. In general, a blizzard is accompanied by gale-force winds (winds of around 35 kts/40 mph or greater), heavy snow (accumulating at a rate of a 5+ cm/2+ in per hour), and very cold conditions (below approximately -10C/14F). As of late, the temperature criteria has fallen out of the definition across the United States[2]
  • Snowstorm - A heavy fall of snow (accumulating at a rate of a 5+ cm/2+ in per hour) that lasts several hours. Snow storms, especially ones with a high liquid equivalent and breezy conditions, can down tree limbs, cut off power, and paralyze travel over a large region.
    Sea storm, west coast of Portugal
    Sea storm, west coast of Portugal
  • Ocean Storm - Storm conditions out at sea are defined as having sustained winds of 48 kts/55 mph or greater.[3] Usually just referred to as a storm, these systems can sink vessels of all types and sizes out at sea.
  • Dust devil - a small, localized updraft of rising air.
  • Windstorm - a severe weather condition indicated by high winds and with little or no rain, like European windstorm.
  • Squall - sudden onset of wind increase of at least 16 knots or greater sustained for at least one minute.
  • Gale - An extratropical storm with sustained winds between 34-48 kts/39-55 mph.[3]
  • Thunderstorm - A thunderstorm is a type of storm that generates lightning and the attendant thunder. It is normally accompanied by heavy precipitation. Thunderstorms occur throughout the world, with the highest frequency in tropical rainforest regions where there are conditions of high humidity and temperature along with atmospheric instability. These storms occur when high levels of condensation form in a volume of unstable air that generates deep, rapid, upward motion in the atmosphere. The heat energy creates powerful rising air currents that swirl upwards to the tropopause. Cool descending air currents produce strong downdraughts below the storm. After the storm has spent its energy, the rising currents die away and downdraughts break up the cloud. Individual storm clouds can measure 2-10 km across.
  • Tropical Cyclone - A tropical cyclone is a storm system with a closed circulation around a centre of low pressure, fueled by the heat released when moist air rises and condenses. The name underscores their origin in the tropics and their cyclonic nature. They are distinguished from other cyclonic storms such as nor'easters and polar lows by the heat mechanism that fuels them, which makes them "warm core" storm systems.
Heavy storm brought by Typhoon Sanvu in Hong Kong. Sanvu was the first typhoon in 2005 that passed through the city.
Heavy storm brought by Typhoon Sanvu in Hong Kong. Sanvu was the first typhoon in 2005 that passed through the city.
Tropical cyclones form in the oceans if the conditions in the area are favorable, and depending on their strength and location, there are various terms by which they are called, such as tropical depression, tropical storm, hurricane and typhoon.[4]
Tropical cyclones can produce extremely high winds, tornadoes, torrential rain (leading to mudslides and flash floods), and drive storm surge onto coastal areas. Though the effects on populations and ships can be catastrophic, tropical cyclones have been known to relieve drought conditions. They carry heat away from the tropics, an important mechanism of the global atmospheric circulation that maintains equilibrium in the environment.
  • Hailstorm - a type of storm that precipitates chunks of ice that aren't snow. Hailstorms usually occur during regular thunder storms. While most of the hail that precipitates from the clouds is fairly small and virtually harmless, there have been cases of baseball and golf ball sized hail that caused much damage and injuries.
  • Tornado - A tornado is a violent, destructive wind storm occurring on land. Usually its appearance is that of a dark, funnel-shaped cyclone. Often tornadoes are preceded by a thunderstorm and a wall cloud. They are often called the most destructive of storms, and while they form all over the world, the American Midwest is the most prone area, especially Oklahoma and Kansas.

Ice storm could refer to: A type of winter storm characterized by freezing rain. ... This article is about the winter storm condition. ... A winter storm is a storm where the dominant forms of precipitation are forms that occur only at cold temperatures, such as snow or sleet, or a rainstorm where ground temperatures are cold enough to allow ice to form. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2402x1789, 2458 KB) Camera - Konica Minolta A200 Shot details - f9. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2402x1789, 2458 KB) Camera - Konica Minolta A200 Shot details - f9. ... A dust devil in the Mojave Desert. ... A case of extremely rapid cyclogenesis A European windstorm is a severe cyclonic storm that tracks across the North Atlantic towards northwestern Europe in the winter months. ... A squall is a sudden, sharp increase in wind speed which usually is associated with active weather, such as rain showers, thunderstorms, or heavy snow. ... Extratropical is a term used in advisories and tropical summaries to indicate that a cyclone has lost its tropical characteristics. ... A thunderstorm, also called an electrical storm or lightning storm, is a form of weather characterized by the presence of lightning and its attendant thunder produced from a cumulonimbus cloud. ... Lightning over Oradea in Romania For information on lightning precautions, see Lightning safety. ... Thunder is the sound made by lightning. ... The tropics are the geographic region of the Earth centered on the equator and limited in latitude by the two tropics: the Tropic of Cancer in the north and the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern hemisphere. ... The Daintree Rainforest in Queensland, Australia. ... The tropopause is between the troposphere and the stratosphere. ... Cyclone Catarina, a rare South Atlantic tropical cyclone viewed from the International Space Station on March 26, 2004 Hurricane and Typhoon redirect here. ... A large low-pressure system swirls off the southwestern coast of Iceland, illustrating the maxim that nature abhors a vacuum. ... A noontime scene from the Philippines on a day when the Sun is almost directly overhead. ... This article is about the meteorological phenomenon. ... Satellite image of the intense noreaster responsible for the North American blizzard of 2006. ... Polar low over the Barents Sea on February 27, 1987 A polar low is a small-scale, short-lived atmospheric low pressure system (depression) that is found over the ocean areas poleward of the main polar front in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 723 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Tropical cyclone Storm ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 723 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Tropical cyclone Storm ... First storm formed: January 13, 2005 Last storm dissipated: December 20, 2005 Strongest storm: Haitang - 140 kt, 898 hPa Total storms: 23 (official), 24 (unofficial) Typhoons: 16 (official) Super typhoons: 7 (unofficial) Total fatalities: 328 The 2005 Pacific typhoon season had no official bounds; it ran year-round in 2005... Cyclone Catarina, a rare South Atlantic tropical cyclone viewed from the International Space Station on March 26, 2004. ... Animated map exhibiting the worlds oceanic waters. ... Cyclone Catarina, a rare South Atlantic tropical cyclone viewed from the International Space Station on March 26, 2004 Hurricane and Typhoon redirect here. ... ... Atmospheric circulation is the large-scale movement of air, and the means (together with the ocean circulation, which is smaller [1]) by which heat is distributed on the surface of the Earth. ... This article is about the precipitation. ... A baseball A baseball is a ball used primarily in the sport of the same name, baseball. ... A golf ball next to a hole A golf ball is a ball designed for use in the game of golf. ... This article is about the weather phenomenon. ... This article is about the weather phenomenon. ... A thunderstorm, also called an electrical storm or lightning storm, is a form of weather characterized by the presence of lightning and its attendant thunder produced from a cumulonimbus cloud. ... A wall cloud with tail cloud A wall cloud is a cloud formation. ...

Classification

A strict meteorological definition of a terrestrial storm is a wind measuring 10 or higher on the Beaufort scale, meaning a wind speed of 24.5 m/s (89 km/h, 55 mph) or more; however, popular usage is not so restrictive. Storms can last anywhere from 12 to 200 hours, depending on season and geography. The east and northeast storms are noted for the most frequent repeatability and duration, especially during the cold period.[5] Big terrestrial storms alter the oceanographic conditions that in turn may affect food abundance and distribution: strong currents, strong tides, increased siltation, change in water temperatures, overturn in the water column, etc. // Meteorology (from Greek: μετέωρον, meteoron, high in the sky; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the atmosphere that focuses on weather processes and forecasting. ... The Beaufort scale is an empirical measure for describing wind intensity based mainly on observed sea conditions. ... Metre per second (U.S. spelling: meter per second) is an SI derived unit of both speed (scalar) and velocity (vector), defined by distance in metres divided by time in seconds. ... Kilometre per hour (American spelling: kilometer per hour) is a unit of both speed (scalar) and velocity (vector). ... Miles per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of international miles covered per hour. ... Oceanography (from Ocean + Greek γράφειν = write), also called oceanology and marine science is the study of the earths oceans and their interlinked ecosystems and chemical and physical processes. ...


Extraterrestrial storms

The Great Red Spot on Jupiter

Storms are not unique to Earth; other heavenly bodies with a sufficient atmosphere (gas giants in particular) also undergo stormy weather. A famous example is the Great Red Spot on Jupiter. Though technically a hurricane, it is larger than the earth and has been raging for at least 340 years, when it was observed by astronomer Galileo Galilei. Neptune also had its own lesser known Great Dark Spot. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1799x600, 7691 KB) Original Caption Released with Image: The first color movie of Jupiter from NASAs Cassini spacecraft shows what it would look like to peel the entire globe of Jupiter, stretch it out on a wall into the form... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1799x600, 7691 KB) Original Caption Released with Image: The first color movie of Jupiter from NASAs Cassini spacecraft shows what it would look like to peel the entire globe of Jupiter, stretch it out on a wall into the form... A false-color image of the Great Red Spot of Jupiter from Voyager 1. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A false-color image of the Great Red Spot of Jupiter from Voyager 1. ... Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 70 kPa Hydrogen ~86% Helium ~14% Methane 0. ... Cyclone Catarina, a rare South Atlantic tropical cyclone viewed from the International Space Station on March 26, 2004 Hurricane and Typhoon redirect here. ... Galileo redirects here. ... Atmospheric characteristics Surface pressure ≫100 MPa Hydrogen - H2 80% ±3. ... The Great Dark Spot as seen from Voyager 2 The Great Dark Spot was a dark spot on Neptune similar in appearance to Jupiters Great Red Spot. ...


In September of 1994 Hubble telescope using Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 imaged the storms on Saturn, generated by upwelling of warmer air, similar to a terrestrial thunderhead. The east-west extent of the same-year storm was equal to the diameter of Earth (ca. 7,900 miles). The storm was observed earlier in September, 1990 and acquired the name Dragon Storm. The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a telescope orbiting the Earth at the outer edges of the atmosphere. ... A Hubble Space Telescope image of the Hubble Deep Field showing the characteristic stairstep composition of WFPC2 images The Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) is a camera installed on the Hubble Space Telescope. ... This article is about the planet. ... Dragon Storm Dragon Storm (dubbed so in September 2004 because of its unusual shape) is a name given to a large, bright and complex storm in Saturns southern hemisphere. ...


Notable storms in art and culture

The Great Wave, a Ukiyo-e print by Hokusai.

According to the Bible, a giant storm sent by God flooded the Earth. Noah and his family and the animals entered the Ark, and "the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened, and the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights." The flood covered even the highest mountains to a depth of more than twenty feet, and all creatures died; only Noah and those with him on the Ark were left alive. See Noah's Ark for details. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 552 pixelsFull resolution (4335 × 2990 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 552 pixelsFull resolution (4335 × 2990 pixel, file size: 2. ... The Great Wave off Kanagawa[1] The Great Wave off Kanagawa ) is a famous woodblock printing by Hokusai. ... View of Mount Fuji from Numazu, part of the Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō series by Hiroshige, published 1850 Ukiyo-e ), pictures of the floating world, is a genre of Japanese woodblock prints (or woodcuts) and paintings produced between the 17th and the 20th centuries, featuring motifs of... Katsushika Hokusai, (葛飾北斎), (1760—1849[1]), was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period . ... This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library. ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... This article is about the biblical Noah. ... A painting by the American Edward Hicks (1780–1849), showing the animals boarding Noahs Ark two by two. ... A painting by the American Edward Hicks (1780–1849), showing the animals boarding Noahs Ark two by two. ...


In Greek mythology there were several gods of storms: Briareos, by himself the god of sea storms, Aigaios, a god of the violent sea storms and Aiolos who kept the storm-winds, squalls and tempests locked away in the hollows of the floating island of Aiolia, to be released at the command of the gods. The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the Ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. ... The hecatonchires or hecatoncheires (the hundred-handed) were figures of Greek mythology, giants with a hundred arms and fifty heads. ... Aeolus (or Aiolos, Αἴολος) in Greek Mythology was the Keeper of the Winds. ... A squall is a sudden, sharp increase in wind speed which usually is associated with active weather, such as rain showers, thunderstorms, or heavy snow. ... Aeolus (or Aiolos, Αἴολος) in Greek Mythology was the Keeper of the Winds. ...


William Shakespeare's play The Tempest (1611) was based on the following incident.[6] Sir Thomas Gates, future governor of Virginia, was on his way to England from Jamestown, Virginia. On Saint James Day while between Cuba and the Bahamas a hurricane raged for nearly two days. Though one of the small vessels in the fleet sank to the bottom of the Florida Straits, seven of the remaining vessels reached Virginia within several days after the storm. The flagship of the fleet, known as Sea Adventure, disappeared and was presumed lost. A small bit of fortune befell the ship and her crew when they made landfall on Bermuda. The vessel was damaged on a surrounding coral reef, but all aboard survived for nearly a year on the island. The British colonists claimed the island and quickly settled Bermuda. In May 1610, they set forth for Jamestown, this time arriving at their destination. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... For other uses, see The Tempest (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... At Jamestown Settlement, replicas of Christopher Newports 3 ships are docked in the harbour. ... The St James Day Battle, also known as the Battle of the North Foreland and the Battle of Orfordness, August 4 to August 5, 1666 was a naval battle of the Second Anglo-Dutch War, fought between the fleets of England and the United Provinces commanded by Admiral Michiel de... Categories: Stub | Straits ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see May (disambiguation). ... // Events January 7 - Galileo Galilei discovers the Galilean moons of Jupiter. ...

The Ninth Wave is a 1850 painting by Ivan Aivazovsky.
The Ninth Wave is a 1850 painting by Ivan Aivazovsky.

The Romantic seascape painters J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851) and Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900) created some of the most lasting impressions of the sublime and stormy seas that are firmly imprinted on the popular mind. Turner's representations of powerful natural forces reinvented the traditional seascape during the first half of the nineteenth century. Upon his travels to Holland, he took note of the familiar large rolling waves of the English seashore transforming into the sharper, choppy waves of a Dutch storm. A characteristic example of Turner’s dramatic seascape is The Slave Ship (properly Slavers throwing overboard the Dead and Dying - Typhoon Coming On) of 1840. Aivazovsky left several thousand turbulent canvases in which he increasingly eliminated human figures and historical background to focus on such essential elements as light, sea, and sky. His grandiose Ninth Wave (1850) is an ode to human daring in the face of the elements. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 528 pixelsFull resolution (1817 × 1200 pixel, file size: 304 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The Ninth Wave (1850), by Ivan Aivazovsky. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 528 pixelsFull resolution (1817 × 1200 pixel, file size: 304 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The Ninth Wave (1850), by Ivan Aivazovsky. ... “Painter” redirects here. ... Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (Russian: , Armenian: - Hovhannes Aivazovsky July 29, 1817 - May 5, 1900) was a Russian painter of Armenian descent, most famous for his seascapes, which constitute more than half of his paintings. ... Joseph Mallord William Turner (23 April 1775[1] – 19 December 1851) was an English Romantic landscape painter, watercolourist and printmaker, whose style can be said to have laid the foundation for Impressionism. ... Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (Russian: , Armenian: - Hovhannes Aivazovsky July 29, 1817 - May 5, 1900) was a Russian painter of Armenian descent, most famous for his seascapes, which constitute more than half of his paintings. ... Seascape may refer to: A photograph, painting, or other work of art which depicts the sea. ... The Slave Ship The Slave Ship or Slavers throwing overboard the Dead and Dying - Typhoon coming on is a painting by J.M.W. Turner, first exhibited in 1840. ...


See also

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Temperate

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“Natural” redirects here. ... For the geological process, see Weathering or Erosion. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... For the usage in virology, see temperate (virology). ... For other uses, see Spring. ... For other uses, see Summer (disambiguation). ... This article is about the temperate season. ... Winter is one of the four seasons of temperate zones. ...

Tropical

Dry season
Wet season The tropics are the geographic region of the Earth centered on the equator and limited in latitude by the two tropics: the Tropic of Cancer in the north and the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern hemisphere. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A wet season or rainy season is a season in which the average rainfall in a region is significantly increased. ...

Storms

ThunderstormTornado
Tropical Cyclone (Hurricane)
Winter stormBlizzard A thunderstorm, also called an electrical storm or lightning storm, is a form of weather characterized by the presence of lightning and its attendant thunder produced from a cumulonimbus cloud. ... This article is about the weather phenomenon. ... Cyclone Catarina, a rare South Atlantic tropical cyclone viewed from the International Space Station on March 26, 2004 Hurricane and Typhoon redirect here. ... A typical view of a winter storm. ... This article is about the winter storm condition. ...

Precipitation

FogDrizzleRain
Freezing rainSleet
HailSnow For other uses, see Fog (disambiguation). ... Drizzle is fairly steady, light precipitation. ... This article is about precipitation. ... Freezing Rain is a type of precipitation. ... Sleet is a term used in a variety of ways to describe precipitation intermediate between rain and snow but distinct from hail. ... This article is about the precipitation. ... Snow is a type of precipitation in the form of crystalline water ice, consisting of a multitude of snowflakes that fall from clouds. ...

Topics

Meteorology
Weather forecasting
ClimateAir pollution This page has a list of meteorology topics. ... // Meteorology (from Greek: μετέωρον, meteoron, high in the sky; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the atmosphere that focuses on weather processes and forecasting. ... Modern weather predictions aid in timely evacuations and potentially save lives and property damage Weather map of Europe, 10 December 1887 Weather forecasting is the application of science and technology to predict the state of the atmosphere for a future time and a given location. ... Air pollution is a chemical, particulate matter, or biological agent that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere. ...

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Diurnal (daily) rhythm of air pressure in northern Germany (black curve is air pressure) Atmospheric pressure is the pressure at any point in the Earths atmosphere. ... This article is about the winter storm condition. ... This article is about the meteorological phenomenon. ... A derecho is a widespread and long-lived, violent convectively induced windstorm that is associated with a fast-moving band of severe thunderstorms usually taking the form of a bow echo. ... Trends in natural disasters, Pascal Peduzzi (2004) Is climate change increasing the frequency of hazardous events? Environment Times UNEP/GRID-Arendal Extreme weather includes weather phenomena that are at the extremes of the historical distribution, especially severe or unseasonal weather. ... Freezing Rain is a type of precipitation. ... A geomagnetic storm is a temporary disturbance of the Earths magnetosphere. ... The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a scientific agency of the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. ... A large low-pressure system swirls off the southwestern coast of Iceland, illustrating the maxim that nature abhors a vacuum. ... Satellite image of the intense noreaster responsible for the North American blizzard of 2006. ... NSSL vehicles on Project Vortex, equipped with surface measurement equipment. ... See Severe weather terminology for a comprehensive article on this term and related weather terms. ... This article is about the weather phenomenon. ... Cyclone Catarina, a rare South Atlantic tropical cyclone viewed from the International Space Station on March 26, 2004 Hurricane and Typhoon redirect here. ...

References

  1. ^ City of Kent, Washington. Snow/Ice Storm. Retrieved on 2006-11-26.
  2. ^ University Corportation for Atmospheric Research. Winter Storms. Retrieved on 2006-11-26.
  3. ^ a b Ocean Prediction Center. Terminology and Weather Symbols. Retrieved on 2006-11-26.
  4. ^ Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory. Frequently Asked Questions Subject: A1) What is a hurricane, typhoon, or tropical cyclone? Retrieved on 2006-11-26.
  5. ^ http://grants.rsu.ru/osi/azoveco/Wind.html
  6. ^ David M. Roth. Seventeenth Century Virginia Hurricanes. Retrieved on 2006-11-26.

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