A shelf clood associatit wi a hivy or severe thunnerstorm ower Enschede, Netherlands

A storm is ony disturbed state o an astronomical body's atmosphere especially affectin its surface, an strangly implyin severe wather. It mey be marked bi strang wind, hail, thunner an/or fire-flaucht (a thunnerstorm), hivy preceepitation (snawstorm, rainstorm), hivy freezin rain (ice storm), strang winds (tropical cyclone, windstorm), or wind transportin some substance through the atmosphere as in a dust storm, blizzard, sandstorm, etc. Storms generally lead tae negative impacts tae lives an property such as storm surge, hivy rain or snaw (causin fluidin or road impassibility), fire-flaucht, wildfires, an vertical wind shear; however, seestems wi signeeficant rainfaw can alleviate droucht in places thay move through. Hivy snawfaw can allae special recreational activities tae tak place which would nae be possible itherwise, such as skiin an snawmobilin.

The Inglis wird comes frae Proto-Germanic *sturmaz meanin "noise, tumult".