violent storm


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violent storm

n.
A wind with a speed ranging from 56 to 63 knots (64 to 72 miles per hour; 104 to 117 kilometers per hour), according to the Beaufort scale.

violent storm

n
(Physical Geography) a wind of force 11 on the Beaufort scale, reaching speeds of 64–72 mph
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Noun1.violent storm - a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightningviolent storm - a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning
storm center, storm centre - the central area or place of lowest barometric pressure within a storm
atmospheric phenomenon - a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere
firestorm - a storm in which violent winds are drawn into the column of hot air rising over a severely bombed area
noreaster, northeaster - a storm blowing from the northeast
hailstorm - a storm during which hail falls
ice storm, silver storm - a storm with freezing rain that leaves everything glazed with ice
rainstorm - a storm with rain
blizzard, snowstorm - a storm with widespread snowfall accompanied by strong winds
electric storm, electrical storm, thunderstorm - a storm resulting from strong rising air currents; heavy rain or hail along with thunder and lightning
windstorm - a storm consisting of violent winds
Beaufort scale, wind scale - an international scale of wind force from 0 (calm air) to 12 (hurricane)
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A violent storm arose, and with the vessel in great danger of sinking, the one in the stern inquired of the pilot which of the two ends of the ship would go down first.
It really was a violent storm, approaching a hurricane in force, and at one time it seemed as though the craft, having been heeled far over under a staggering wave that swept her decks, would not come back to an even keel.
This piece tells one of the old legends of the region; how a great noble of the Middle Ages got lost in the mountains, and wandered about with his dogs in a violent storm, until at last the faint tones of a monastery bell, calling the monks to a midnight service, caught his ear, and he followed the direction the sounds came from and was saved.
It would not be proper, for some reasons, to trouble the reader with the particulars of our adventures in those seas; let it suffice to inform him, that in our passage from thence to the East Indies, we were driven by a violent storm to the north-west of Van Diemen's Land.
The morning is generally fair and bright, but about two hours after noon the sky is clouded, and immediately succeeds a violent storm, with thunder and lightning flashing in the most dreadful manner.
From the saloon, where I was taking notes of incidents happening during this excursion to the polar continent, I could hear the cries of petrels and albatrosses sporting in the midst of this violent storm.
the mother shut her eyes and her ears, that she might see and hear nothing, but there was a roaring sound in her ears like that of a violent storm, and in her eyes a burning and flashing like lightning:
But on the second, or at farthest the third night after your arrival, you will probably have a violent storm.
He had scarcely lost sight of the land when a violent storm arose, and after several hours of beating about, the vessel was driven on to some rocks, on which it dashed itself to bits.
I had a dismal prospect of my condition; for as I was not cast away upon that island without being driven, as is said, by a violent storm, quite out of the course of our intended voyage, and a great way, viz.
Usually there were three or four visitors, but on this occasion a violent storm sufficiently accounted for the absence of even the most devoted habitues.
The sky had been lowering and dark for some time, and the commencement of a violent storm of rain drove Ralph for shelter to a tree.