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Originally appearing in Volume V25, Page 969 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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STORM (in O. Eng..storm, and so in Du. and Low Ger.; in O. H. Ger. and mod. Ger. Sturm; the root is probably that seen in " stir," to rouse, move, disturb, cf. Ger. storen), a disturbance of the atmosphere, accompanied by high winds or by heavy falls of rain, hail or snow, together with thunder and lightning. The word is not a part of scientific terminology, such terms as " area of low pressure " and " cyclone " being used. In the Beaufort scale (q.v.) the wind-force of a storm is estimated at 10-11 and the limit of velocity at from 56 to 75 M. per hour. (See METEOROLOGY, and for magnetic storms MAGNETISM, TERRESTRIAL.)
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