Thursday, November 27, 2014 10:56 PM EST

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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People hang out in a Publix grocery store after being stranded due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia, in this January 29, 2014 file photo.   Atlanta is usually known for its mild winters but when an ice storm began hitting the Metro area directly, traff
Weather Alert: Canada Advised To Brace For Winter Storm Cato

By IBTimes AU

Canada's East Coast is in for an onslaught of snow, ice and rain. (2:50 pm)

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HIV Shower Selfie Challenge: The Rules Of Joining The Next Ice Bucket Craze

By IBTimes AU

The HIV Shower Selfie Challenge is set to be the next ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. (Nov 26)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, AIDS

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Kendall Jenner Erases Sibling Jealousy Rumors: Says Family Supports Her Completely, Brother-In-Law Kanye West Is Proud

By IBTimes AU

Kendall Jenner shares her family text her before her every show. (Nov 26)

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Kim And Khloe Hire A Therapist For Kourtney Kardashian

By IBTimes AU

Khloe and Kim are concerned that their sister Kourtney isn't dealing with her pregnancy and her relationship issues properly, so they hired a therapist to talk to her. (Nov 25)

MORE TOPICS: LOS ANGELES, KIM KARDASHIAN

This Is The Lammily Doll With Freckles And Acne That Make It More Attractive Than Barbie

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Nickolay Lamm, 26-year-old toy maker, has created a realistic doll called Lammily, with freckles, acne, scars and tattoos. (Nov 24)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, LONDON

Cast member Liam Cunningham arrives for the premiere of the fourth season of HBO series "Game of Thrones"
‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Spoilers – Davos Seaworth And His New Quest

By IBTimes AU

“Game of Thrones” is a popular TV show on HBO expected to premiere in early 2015. (Nov 24)

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada serves to Serena Williams of the U.S. during their WTA Finals singles tennis match at the Singapore Indoor Stadium October 23, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su
Eugenie Bouchard Reflects On Her 2014 Season, Says She Came Prepared For The Spotlight

By IBTimes AU

Eugenie Bouchard has stormed up the world rankings because of her great performance in the 2014 season. She instantly rose to fame and she revealed that she wouldn't have it any other way. (Nov 21)

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Men dump buckets of ice water and plastic balls onto former NBA player Yao Ming as Yao takes part in the ALS ice bucket challenge in Beijing August 23, 2014. The Ice Bucket Challenge is aimed at raising awareness of - and money to fight - Amyotrophic Late
Canadian ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Raises $16.2M For ALS Research

By IBTimes AU

The Ice Bucket Challenge in Canada has raised $16 million for ALS research and support. (Nov 21)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, GEORGE W. BUSH, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK

A lake-effect snow storm with freezing temperatures produces a wall of snow travelling over Lake Erie into Buffalo, New York. November 18, 2014. A whirlpool of frigid, dense air known as a "polar vortex" descended Tuesday into much of the Northe
Real Life ‘Frozen’: Snow Overwhelms The US, Kills 7; More To Come (Pictures)

By IBTimes AU

New York residents have been warned to brace for more snow this weekend. (Nov 20)

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British Actors Patrick Stewart, Left-Right, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen And Irish-German Actor Michael Fassbender Arrive For The British Premiere of 'X-Men: Days of Future Past.'
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’: Young Jean Gray And Cyclops To Be Featured, Production Eyes New Casts—Report

By IBTimes AU

A movie insider confirms producers already have a list of candidates for the younger version of Jean Grey and Cyclops. (Nov 20)