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Storm

Any disturbed state of the atmosphere, especially affecting the Earth's surface, and strongly implying destructive and otherwise unpleasant weather. Storms range in scale from tornadoes and thunderstorms to tropical cyclones to synoptic-scale extratropical cyclones.

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Storm Prediction Center

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) is a government agency that is part of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), operating under the control of the National Weather Service (NWS), which in turn is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States Department of Commerce (DoC).  Headquartered at the National [...]

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Storm Shelter

A storm shelter  is a type of bunker designed to protect the occupants from violent severe weather, particularly tornadoes.  A storm shelter may be underground or an above ground reinforced safe room.

By | January 28th, 2016||0 Comments