Storm

Science / Weather / Storm: An individual low pressure disturbance, complete with winds, clouds, and precipitation. The name is associated with destructive or unpleasant weather. Storm-scale refers to disturbances the size of individual thunderstorms.

Other Words for Storm

Storm Noun Synonyms: tempest, disturbance, turbulence, wind-storm, mistral, gale, whirlwind, hurricane, tornado, typhoon, cyclone, williwaw, shower, cloudburst, downpour, rainstorm, deluge, monsoon, thunder-shower, thunderstorm, electrical storm, dust-storm, s
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Nocturnal Thunderstorms

Science / Weather / Nocturnal Thunderstorms: Thunderstorms which develop after sunset. They are often associated with the strengthening of the low level jet and are most common over the Plains states. They also occur over warm water and may be a MORE

Cold Core Thunderstorms

Science / Weather / Cold Core Thunderstorms: Thunderstorms formed primarily due to steep lapse rates, especially when very cold air aloft overlies warmer surface air. MORE

National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)

Science / Weather / National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL): A branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, it provides accurate and timely forecasts and warnings of hazardous weather events, especially flash floods, hail, lightning, tornadoes MORE

National Severe Storms Forecast Center (NSSFC)

Science / Weather / National Severe Storms Forecast Center (NSSFC): As of October 1995, the responsibilities of this Center were divided into two branches, the Storm Prediction Center and the Aviation Weather Center. MORE

Air Mass Thunderstorm

Science / Weather / Air Mass Thunderstorm: A thunderstorm that is produced by convection within an unstable air mass through an instability mechanism. Such thunderstorms normally occur within a tropical or warm, moist air mass during the summe MORE

Severe Thunderstorm

Science / Weather / Severe Thunderstorm: A thunderstorm with winds measuring 50 knots (58 mph) or greater, 3/4 inch hail or larger, or tornadoes. Severe thunderstorms may also produce torrential rain and frequent lightning. MORE

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