Thursday, August 21, 2014 4:32 AM 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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New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key
'Dirty Politics' Scandal Eating Into National Party’s Prospects: Poll Surveys

By IBTimes AU

Scandals can pull down any formidable party because it concerns with public trust (2:18 pm)

MORE TOPICS: ELECTIONS

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: The Best of the Best

By IBTimes AU

Charting the success of the ALS ice bucket challenge craze that have been sweeping social media channels by storm, we have round up the best of the best, in no particular order. (12:46 pm)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, BILL GATES, MARK ZUCKERBERG, NEW YORK, REAL MADRID, LADY GAGA

An Attendee Uses Her Smartphone In Front Of A Fiant Microsoft Xbox Sign At The 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Known as E3, in Los Angeles
Rise of the Tomb Raider’s Timed Xbox One Exclusivity Cleared as Fans Petition for Multiplatform Release

By IBTimes AU

“Rise of the Tomb Raider” is not an exclusive deal with the Xbox platform, but Phil Spencer makes a case on why the timed duration was made. Also, fans take it to themselves to petition for the appearance of the game on the PC and PlayStation platforms. (Aug 19)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, SAMSUNG, SMARTPHONE

Cristiano Ronaldo Strips to His Undies and Joins the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

By IBTimes AU

Cristiano Ronaldo joined the ice bucket challenge, but he did it in a fashionable way. (Aug 18)

MORE TOPICS: PORTUGAL, MANCHESTER UNITED, REAL MADRID, JENNIFER LOPEZ

Game of Thrones Season 5: George R. R. Martin to Focus on Winds of Winter
The Winds Of Winter Release Date Delay Explained By Game Of Thrones Creator George RR Martin

By IBTimes AU

George RR Martin explains that rigorous fact-checking has hindered his progress in completing the sixth book in "A Song of Ice and Fire" series. (Aug 18)

The shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P3 Orion maritime search aircraft can be seen on low-level clouds as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean looking for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Rob Griffith/Pool
'Big Ball of Light' Hits Air New Zealand Flight NZ5070

By IBTimes AU

A 'massive ball of light' has hit Air New Zealand two minutes before it was due to land in Auckland. Other passengers inside the plane began "freaking out' when they heard a loud sound from what they thought was the engine. (Aug 15)

Tsunekazu Ishihara, President And Chief Executive Officer Of The Pokemon Company And Producer Of Pokemon, Introduces The New 'Pokemon Art Academy' Game During A News Conference At The 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Known As E3, In Los Angeles
Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Reveals Mega Audino As 2 Battle Competitions Start For X And Y

By IBTimes AU

The “Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire” has received another Mega Evolution, this time in the form of the leaked Mega Audino. This is showcased in the newest trailer for the title. (Aug 15)

MORE TOPICS: NINTENDO, SAMSUNG, JAPAN

Calgary-Area Hailstorm Damages Could Reach Over $25M

By IBTimes AU

Damages from the two hailstorms that hit north of Calgary could reach over $25 million, the Insurance Bureau of Canada said, with the agency describing the event as catastrophic. (Aug 14)

Gammy’s Australian Parents Likely to Face Human Trafficking Charges - Watch Video of Interview with Gammy's Aussie Parents

By IBTimes AU

Seven-month-old baby Gammy's Australian parents, David and Wendy Farnell, who are accused of abandoning him after discovering that he had Down syndrome, face the possibility of human trafficking charges in Thailand. Gammy was born through a Thai surrogacy deal to Thai mother Pattaramon Chanbua. (Aug 14)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, THAILAND

FLOTUS Michelle Obama
Twitter Storm Hits Fox TV Doctor Keith Ablow After He Urges U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama to Lose Weight to Gain Credibility in Nutrition Push

By IBTimes AU

The jaws of some of Fox News's hosts dropped on Tuesday when contributor Dr Keith Ablow did the unthinkable on national TV and said that U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama needs to lose weight to be credible in her campaign for better nutrition among American school children. (Aug 13)

MORE TOPICS: MICHELLE OBAMA, CALIFORNIA, TWITTER, WHITE HOUSE, LOS ANGELES