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Types of Phenomena

Blizzard: Heavy Snow, ice, Cold Temperatures
Blizzard: Heavy Snow, ice, Cold Temperatures

A winter storm occurs at very cold temperatures and is characterized by variety of precipitations like snow, sleet, freezing rain, and ice formation. These storms occur in temperate continental climates during winter, early spring and late autumn.

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Derecho Storms
Derecho Storms

Derecho comes from the Spanish word in adjective form for "straight" (or "direct"), in contrast with a tornado which is a "twisted" wind. The word was first used in the American Meteorological Journal in 1888 by Gustavus Detlef Hinrichs in a paper describing the phenomenon and based on a significant derecho event that crossed Iowa on 31 July 1877.

Dust Storm: Strong Winds, Arid Conditions
Dust Storm: Strong Winds, Arid Conditions

What Is A Dust Storm? A meteorological phenomenon, dust storms are common across semi-arid and arid regions of the world. When strong winds, also known as gust fronts, blow loose dirt and sand from the dry land surface, it results in a dust storm.

Flood: Heavy Rainfall
Flood: Heavy Rainfall

In many cold regions, heavy snow over the winter usually stays un-melted for sometime. There are also mountains that have ice on top of them. Sometimes the ice suddenly melts when the temperature rises, resulting in massive movement of water into places that are usually dry.

Flooding
Flooding

Drought and flooding are the most deadly natural phenomenon. Credit: sxc.hu Hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes might seem like the most dangerous natural hazards you could ever face, but floods and droughts actually kill more Americans over time.

Hail Storm
Hail Storm

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) intends to make an in-depth study of the unusual phenomenon of hailstorm which struck parts of Ranga Reddy district on Tuesday (January 29).

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Hail Storms
Hail Storms

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) intends to make an in-depth study of the unusual phenomenon of hailstorm which struck parts of Ranga Reddy district on Tuesday (January 29).

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Hurricane or Cyclone: Strong Wind, Heavy Rain
Hurricane or Cyclone: Strong Wind, Heavy Rain

A hurricane is an atmospheric event, getting its strength from moist air. Hurricanes are massive, powerful, rotating storms form over warm ocean water.

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Hurricanes
Hurricanes

Today "hurricane" is one of three names for a rotating tropical storm with winds of at least 74 miles (119 kilometers) an hour. These storms are called hurricanes when they develop over the Atlantic or eastern Pacific Oceans.

Ice Storm: Freezing Rain
Ice Storm: Freezing Rain

A storm that produces a significant thickness of glaze ice from freezing rain is often referred to as an ice storm. Although these storms are not particularly violent, freezing rain is notorious for causing travel problems on roadways, breaking tree limbs, and downing power lines from the weight of accumulating ice.

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Ice Storms
Ice Storms

An ice storm is a type of winter storm characterized by freezing rain, also known as a glaze event or, in some parts of the United States, as a silver thaw. The U.S. National Weather Service defines an ice storm as a storm which results in the accumulation of at least 0.25-inch (6.4 mm) of ice on exposed surfaces.

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Lightning
Lightning

Most lightning bolts exhibit the following phenomena: a leader leaves a point in the cloud and travels about 50 m at a very high speed of around 50 000 km/s. A second leader then leaves the same point, follows the previous path at comparable speed, goes beyond the final point of the first leader by an approximately identical distance, then disappears in turn.

Snow Storms
Snow Storms

Severe weather phenomena are weather conditions that are hazardous to human life and property.

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Thunderstorms
Thunderstorms

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are predicted around various parts of the UK over the upcoming bank holiday weekend, with thunderstorms, alongside lightning, being some of the most dramatic weather phenomena in the UK.

Tornado: Clouds, Strong Wind, Rain, Hail
Tornado: Clouds, Strong Wind, Rain, Hail

The clouds that form prior to and during these events are called cumulonimbus clouds. Hail, lightning, thunder and tornadoes are all products of thunderstorms. What causes a thunderstorm to occur? Thunderstorms originate when the atmosphere presents a certain set of conditions.