Words that mean storm
What do you call a fierce storm?
hurricane. noun. a violent storm with extremely strong winds and heavy rain.
What are the 4 types of storms?
Types of storms
- Heavy rain.
- Ice storms.
What is the Norse word for storm?
From Old Norse stormr (“storm”), from Proto-Germanic *sturmaz, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)twer-, *(s)tur- (“to rotate, swirl, twirl, move around”).
What is an extreme rain storm called?
Thunderstorm (cumulonimbus) – the towering cumulus cloud has continued to grow in height and width and now lightning is occurring. The storm may extend 5 to 10 miles high into the atmosphere and 5 to 25 miles across. Heavy rain and gusty winds often accompany the storms.
What are very strong winds called?
Gale. Gale refers to a current of air that measures in the range of 32 to 63 miles per hour on the Beaufort scale. More generally, it’s any strong wind: On this links-style course, autumn gales blow fiercely across the moors – so fiercely that a misstruck shot can turn on you like a rogue boomerang.
What is the heaviest rain called?
Torrential rain, or a torrential downpour, is any amount of rain that is considered especially heavy.
What is a quick storm called?
Derechos (pronounced like “deh-REY-chos”) are fast-moving bands of thunderstorms with destructive winds. The winds of a derecho travel at least 58 miles per hour and have been recorded as fast as 130 miles per hour.
What is a strong burst of wind called?
A macroburst is an outward burst of strong winds at or near the surface with horizontal dimensions larger than 4 km (2.5 mi) and occurs when a strong downdraft reaches the surface.
Whats the worst type of storm?
Tropical storms have windspeeds between 40 & 73 mph Hurricanes are the biggest and most dangerous storms, with windspeeds greater than 74 mph. Other names for hurricanes are typhoons and tropical cyclones.
What is the most powerful storm type?
Hurricanes are one of nature’s most powerful storms. They produce strong winds, storm surge flooding, and heavy rainfall that can lead to inland flooding, tornadoes, and rip currents.
What is the scariest cloud?
Scud clouds are cloud fragments that seem to hang much lower in the sky than the rest of the clouds and they can even form a point that makes them look just like a tornado.
What was the longest storm ever?
Hurricane John, also known as Typhoon John, was both the longest-lasting and the farthest-traveling tropical cyclone ever observed.
What is the smallest hurricane?
Tropical Storm Marco
Tropical Storm Marco was the smallest tropical cyclone on record by radius of winds from center. The thirteenth named storm of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season, Marco developed out of a broad area of low pressure over the northwestern Caribbean during late September 2008.