Monday, April 21, 2014 7:42 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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Paridhi Sharma
'Jodha Akbar' Serial: Actress Paridhi Sharma Sexually Abused by Director Santram Verma?

By IBTimes IN

Television actress Paridhi Sharma of "Jodha Akbar" fame has reportedly faced sexual abuse on her period drama sets. (Apr 19)

File photo of Colombian Nobel Prize laureate Garcia Marquez waving at reporters in San Vicente del Caguan
Nobel Winner Garcia Marquez, Master of Magical Realism, Dies at 87

By Reuters

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers, died on Thursday. He was 87. (Apr 18)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, MEXICO, NEW YORK, CUBA, NOBEL PRIZE, CANCER

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 10 and Sandra Oh’s (Cristina Yang) Finale Spoilers: Things to Expect; ‘Heartbreaking Send-off’ and Terrorist Attack

By IBTimes AU

“Grey’s Anatomy” Season 10 is gradually heading towards its much-anticipated finale which will mark the final appearance of the much loved actor Sandra Oh and her character Cristina Yang on the show. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER

Beyonce, JLo and Kim Kardashian Move Over: Meet the Queen of Butt Selfies, Instagram Celebrity Jen Selter

By IBTimes AU

Surely the likes of Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian are upstaged by the new queen of 'belfies' (butt selfies) who is none other than Instagram star Jen Selter. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: KIM KARDASHIAN, JENNIFER LOPEZ

Pacquiao’s Mommy Dionisia Now an Instant Celebrity, Bradley’s ‘Voodoo Hex’ Worked Like a Charm?

By IBTimes AU

After his epic Las Vegas victory over Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley on Sunday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao's Mommy Dionisia became an instant celebrity. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER

The cast of Game of Thrones
‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Episode 2: Fans Rejoice and React on Twitter Over King Joffrey's 'Purple Wedding'

By IBTimes IN

On Sunday, the second episode of "Game of Thrones" season 4 delivered another shocker, especially for the people who have not read the book. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' TV Spot Released: A Glimpse of Master Splinter and More

By IBTimes AU

Practice your ninja moves now because the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" are just about ready to take position and do something behind your back! (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, ANDROID

Warriors Prop Ben Matulino Faces Ban

By IBTimes AU

In a recent setback at NRL, Ben Matulino was banned for three games after having accused of grade two shoulder charge. (Apr 15)

Cyclone Ita
Cyclone Ita Steamrolls Queensland's Fields, Thousands of Homes Still Without Power

By IBTimes AU

Cyclone Ita has steamrolled the cane fields of Queensland as heavy rain and strong winds wreaked havoc on hundreds of hectares of cane over the weekend. Ita may have been downgraded to a tropical depression recently but the storm's destructive force has been greatly felt. (Apr 14)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA

Cyclone Ita
After Cyclone Ita: $1B Damage Bill Estimated, Ravages Banana, Sugarcane Plantations, Thousands Remain Without Power

By IBTimes AU

Insurance companies are already expecting that damage bill claims from Cyclone Ita could reach $1 billion in North Queensland after it ravaged sugarcane and banana plantations over the weekend. More than 6000 homes and businesses still have yet to get reconnected to the power supply as of Monday. (Apr 14)