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Storms; formation, types, and details

 

 

Storm: introduction 

A storm is any disturbed state of an environment or in an astronomical body's atmosphere especially affecting its surface, and strongly implying severe weather. Storms have the potential to harm lives and property via storm surge, heavy rain or snow causing flooding or road impassibility, lightning, wildfires, and vertical wind shear. 

Formation of the storm:

Storms are created when a centre of low pressure develops with a system of high pressure surrounding it. This formation of opposing forces can create winds and result in the formation of storm clouds. 

Types of the storm:

There are many varieties and names for storms- 

1- Ice storm 

2- Blizzard

3- Snowstorm

4- Coastal storm

5- Ocean storm

6- Firestorm

7- Dust devil

8- Windstorm

9- Squall

10- Gale

11- Thunderstorm 

12- Tropical cyclone

13- Hailstorm

14- Tornado 

A wind speed of 24.5 m/s (89 km/h, 55 mph) or more is a definition of a terrestrial storm. Storms can last anywhere from 12 to 200 hours, depending on season and geography. 


 

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