GC: n

S: (last access: 25 June 2015); (last access: 25 June 2015).

N: 1. Old English storm “violent disturbance of the atmosphere, tempest; onrush, attack, tumult; disturbance,” from Proto-Germanic sturmaz storm, from PIE stur-mo-, from root *(s)twer- “to turn, whirl”.
Old French estour “onset, tumult,” Italian stormo “a fight” are Germanic loan-words. Figurative (non-meteorological) sense was in late Old English.
Storm-wind is from 1798. Storm-door first recorded 1872; storm-water is from 1847; storm-window is attested from 1824. Storm surge attested from 1872.
2. Two definitions according to International Meteorological Vocabulary, WMO – No. 182:

  1. An atmospheric disturbance involving perturbations of the prevailing pressure and wind fields, on scales ranging from tornadoes (1 km across) to extratropical cyclones (2000-3000 km across).
  2. Wind with a speed between 48 and 55 knots (Beaufort scale wind force 10).

3. Cultural Interrelation: We can mention the movie the novel The Storm of the Century (1999) written by Stephen King and the movie Into the Storm (2014) directed by Steven Quale.

S: 1. OED – (last access: 25 June 2015). 2. METEOTERM/IMV (last access: 25 June 2015). 3. (last access: 3 July 2015); (last access: 3 July 2015); (last access: 3 July 2015).


CR: cyclogenesis, explosive cyclogenesis, low-pressure area, natural disaster, thunderstorm.