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Storm

A storm is any disturbed state of an astronomical body's atmosphere, especially affecting its surface, and strongly implying severe weather. It may be marked by strong wind, thunder and lightning (a thunderstorm), heavy precipitation, such as ice (ice storm), or wind transporting some substance through the atmosphere (as in a dust storm, snowstorm, hailstorm, etc).

Storms are created when a center of low pressure develops, with a system of high pressure surrounding it. This combination of opposing forces can create winds and result in the formation of storm clouds, such as the cumulonimbus. Small, localized areas of low pressure can form from hot air rising off hot ground, resulting in smaller disturbances such as dust devils and whirlwinds.

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Articles About Storm

Russian President Vladimir Putin At Russia's Far Eastern Gold Mining Center Of Magadan
Russian Military Coup Fears Emerge Amid Rouble Collapse; Putin Laughs Off Alleged Threat

By IBTimes AU

As Russia's economic security grows, fears of a military coup have emerged to topple (Dec 19)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, UKRAINE

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (not pictured) during their joint statements after their delegation level talks at Hyderabad House in New Delhi December 11, 2014. Modi told Putin on Thursday that Russia will
Putin Blames Russian Central Bank For Rouble Decline, Admits Lack Of Plan To Fix Economy

By IBTimes AU

Although Russian President Vladimir Putin has assured Russians that the country's economy would eventually recover, he admitted on Thursday in a news conference that he has no solution yet for the worsening crisis following the drastic decline of the rouble. (Dec 19)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, VOLKSWAGEN, EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, INVESTMENT

A Spanish Games blogger is silhouetted against the logo of Microsoft's Xbox during the Xbox Play Day 2014, before the Gamescom 2014 fair in Cologne August 12, 2014.
Microsoft’s 'Xbox Store Sale:’ Discount On Game Titles For Xbox One/360 Owners, Plus ‘Halo 5’ Early Access To Preview Members

By IBTimes AU

Here is a list of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games with impressive discounts. (Dec 19)

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Naruto Debuts on Next-Gen Consoles With ‘Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4’

By IBTimes AU

A storm is coming to next-gen consoles. A ninja storm to be precise. (Dec 16)

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A large cloud gathers over the skyline of San Francisco, California December 12, 2014. A major storm pummeled California and the Pacific Northwest with heavy rain and high winds on Thursday, killing one man, knocking out power to tens of thousands of home
More Rains In Store For California This Week (PHOTOS)

By IBTimes AU

More rains are expected to soak California this week. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES

Waves crash as Typhoon Vongfong approaches Japan's main islands while surfers try to ride a wave at Eguchihama Beach in Hioki, Kagoshima prefecture, in this photo taken by Kyodo October 12, 2014. Typhoon Vongfong battered the southern Japanese island of O
Hoax Alert: Philippine TV Station Didn’t Fire News Reader Who Wished Super Typhoon ‘Ruby’ Would Hit Japan

By IBTimes AU

Like Super Typhoon Ruby, ABS-CBN news reader Korina Sanchez came on too strong to many televiewers when she expressed hope that Hagupit (Ruby) would spare the Philippines and instead hit Japan. (Dec 15)

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Kendall Jenner arrives at the 2014 MTV Music Video Awards in Inglewood, California August 24, 2014.
Kendall Jenner Surpasses Cara Delevingne And Kate Moss As Most Popular Model On Tumblr

By IBTimes AU

The model's career is soaring high with every passing day. (Dec 14)

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Crews work to channel mudflows in the area of the 2013 Springs Fire, in Camarillo, California December 2, 2014. The area is under mandatory evacuation as a powerful winter storm brings heavy rain to southern California burn areas in Ventura, Los Angeles,
California Advised To Brace For Powerful Winter Storm

By IBTimes AU

Northern California residents prepare for what could be the strongest storm so far this season. (Dec 12)

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U.S. actress Kate Hudson and British musician Matt Bellamy arrive for the red carpet for the movie 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist.'
Kate Hudson-Matt Bellamy Split: Derek Hough To Blame, Kate And Derek Caught 'Totally Kissing'—Report

By IBTimes AU

Kate Hudson has allegedly moved on with Derek Hough following her split from fiancé Matt Bellamy. (Dec 11)

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A man looks at his Apple iPad in front an Apple logo outside an Apple store in downtown Shanghai
Pixelmator: Apple’s Choice ForBest iPad App Of The Year

By IBTimes AU

Apple recently announced its pick for the best iPad app for 2014 and it turned out to be the powerful image editor Pixelmator taking the top honours in the said category. (Dec 11)

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