A storm (Proto-Germanic *sturmaz "noise, tumult") 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, hail, thunder and/or lightning (a thunderstorm), heavy precipitation (snowstorm, rainstorm), heavy freezing rain (ice storm), strong winds (tropical cyclone, windstorm) or wind transporting some substance through the atmosphere (as in a dust storm, blizzard, sandstorm, etc.). Storms generally lead to negative impacts to lives and property, such as storm surge, heavy rain or snow (causing flooding or road impassibility), lightning, wildfires, and vertical wind shear; however, systems with significant rainfall can alleviate drought in places they move through. Heavy snowfall can allow special recreational activities to take place which would not be possible otherwise, such as skiing and snowmobiling.
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... Atlantic hurricane season had one of the latest dates on record for the first named storm ... The first storm, an unnamed subtropical storm, developed in the central Atlantic on 21 April, over a month before the official start of hurricane ... The most significant storm of the season was Hurricane Andrew, which at the time was the costliest United States hurricane ...
... The 1971 Atlantic hurricane season was fairly active with several notable storms ... An unnamed storm in August attained hurricane status further north than any other Atlantic hurricane ... With thirteen tropical storms, of which six became hurricanes, the season was active ...
... Ubisoft Red Storm (formerly Red Storm Entertainment) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ubisoft Entertainment, specializing in video games and related merchandise ... The headquarters for Red Storm is currently located in Cary, North Carolina ...
75 mph (120 km/h), 988 mbar (hPa) A large extratropical storm over the North Atlantic formed a subtropical storm on October 31 south of Newfoundland ... on November 4, peaking as a minimal Category 1 storm while approaching the Azores, but weakened prior to passing through the islands ...
... The New Jersey Storm were a member of the National Lacrosse League, based in East Rutherford, New Jersey ... in New Jersey, the team relocated to Anaheim, California, becoming the Anaheim Storm ... After the 2005 season, the Anaheim Storm folded due to low attendance ...
Famous quotes containing the word storm:
“Thus thinne and lean without a fence or friend,
I was blown through with evry storm and winde.”
—George Herbert (15931633)
“Think of the storm roaming the sky uneasily
like a dog looking for a place to sleep in,
listen to it growling.”
—Elizabeth Bishop (19111979)
“Thee for my recitative,
Thee in the driving storm even as now, the snow, the winter-day
Thee in thy panoply, thy measurd dual throbbing and thy beat
Thy black cylindric body, golden brass and silvery steel,”
—Walt Whitman (18191892)