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.
Other articles related to "storm, storms":
... 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 New Jersey Storm were a member of the National Lacrosse League, based in East Rutherford, New Jersey ... low attendance 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 ...
... 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, mainly based on the works of the writer Tom Clancy ... The headquarters for Red Storm is currently located in Cary, North Carolina ...
31 – November 7 Peak intensity 75 mph (120 km/h), 988 mbar (hPa) A large extratropical storm over the North Atlantic formed a subtropical storm on October 31 ... It reached hurricane strength on November 4, peaking as a minimal Category 1 storm while approaching the Azores, but weakened prior to passing through the ...
Famous quotes containing the word storm:
“After the brief bivouac of Sunday,
their eyes, in the forced march of Monday to Saturday,
hoist the white flag, flutter in the snow storm of paper,”
—Patricia K. Page (b. 1916)
“In the very midst of the crowd about this wreck, there were men with carts busily collecting the seaweed which the storm had cast up, and conveying it beyond the reach of the tide, though they were often obliged to separate fragments of clothing from it, and they might at any moment have found a human body under it. Drown who might, they did not forget that this weed was a valuable manure. This shipwreck had not produced a visible vibration in the fabric of society.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“The storm is over, the land hushes to rest:
The tyrannous wind, its strength fordone,
Is fallen back in the west”
—Robert Bridges (18441930)