Cloud droplets combining with gaseous pollutants, such as oxides of sulfur and nitrogen, to make falling rain or snow acidic.
Rapid intensification of a cyclone with surface pressure expected to fall by at least 24 millibars in 24 hours
The development of a cyclone, or a storm system.
A storm that runs along the East Coast of North America
A relatively rarely seen event, generally consisting of an orange or reddish ball of moderate luminosity in the sky,
A storm system that develops near the Province of Alberta in Canada and moves rapidly east-southeast into the Great Lakes and on into the Northeast
The weight of the air above us
A Mongolian term for a severe winter in which large number of livestock die, primarily due to starvation due to being unable to graze, in other cases directly from the freezing cold.
A sudden soil expansion caused by water that has frozen quickly after seeping into the ground often accompanied by thunder like booms.
A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Take shelter immediately.
Arabic meteorological term for a dust storm.
A pirate term for any cloud formation or weather phenomenon that may indicate an upcoming storm
A rise above the normal water level along a shore caused by strong onshore winds and/or reduced atmospheric pressure.
Frozen precipitation in the form of layered lumps of ice produced by convection within cumulonimbus clouds.
A column of rotating wind over water that has characteristics of a tornado
A rotating, distinctly shaped cloud extending below the base of a thunderstorm. When it reaches the ground, it is called a tornado.
Severe weather characterized by frequent wind gusts at least 35 miles per hour and reduced visibility from blowing snow last three hours or longer.
A thunderstorm that is characterized by the presence of a mesocyclone: a deep, persistently rotating updraft. Typically also classified as severe thunderstorms, and tornadoes most commonly form from these kinds of storms.
A tropical cyclone that forms in the Pacific Ocean between 180° and 100°E. Similar to hurricanes, and require winds 74 mph (64 knots) or greater.
A flood which is caused by heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time, generally less than 6 hours.
All of the various forms of electrical discharge produced by thunderstorms.
Large, unexpected and suddenly appearing surface waves that can be extremely dangerous, even to large ships such as ocean liners
A period of abnormally hot weather lasting several days.
A persistent seasonal wind, often responsible for seasonal precipitation regime. It is most commonly used to describe meteorological changes in southern and eastern Asia.
Flashes of light seen near the horizon on warm evenings. Visible lightning from a distant storm or possibly the reflection of distant lightning on high clouds but too distant to hear the accompanying thunder.
A frost severe enough to destroy annual plants and new growth on trees (in the spring) or to end the growing season (in the fall).
A circumpolar wind circulation which isolates the Antarctic continent during the cold Southern Hemisphere winter, heightening ozone depletion.
Optical phenomena when light is refracted and reflected by moisture in the air into concentric arcs of color.
A fictional waterspout that lifts man-eating sharks out of the ocean and floods a nearby city with shark-infested seawater.
Fog containing suspended ice crystals. Ice fog can form only in extremely cold areas of the world