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adj. storm·i·er, storm·i·est
1. Subject to, characterized by, or affected by storms; tempestuous.
2. Characterized by violent emotions, passions, speech, or actions: a stormy argument.

storm′i·ly adv.
storm′i·ness n.
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Noun1.storminess - the state of being stormy; "he dreaded the storminess of the North Atlantic in winter"
bad weather, inclemency, inclementness - weather unsuitable for outdoor activities
boisterousness - a turbulent and stormy state of the sea
breeziness, windiness - a mildly windy state of the air
tempestuousness - a state of wild storminess
choppiness, rough water, roughness - used of the sea during inclement or stormy weather
2.storminess - violent passion in speech or action; "frightened by the storminess of their argument"
passion, passionateness - a strong feeling or emotion
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n (of reaction, temper)Heftigkeit f; the storminess of the weatherdas stürmische Wetter; the storminess of his receptionsein stürmischer Empfang
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(stoːm) noun
1. a violent disturbance in the air causing wind, rain, thunder etc. a rainstorm; a thunderstorm; a storm at sea; The roof was damaged by the storm.
2. a violent outbreak of feeling etc. A storm of anger greeted his speech; a storm of applause.
1. to shout very loudly and angrily. He stormed at her.
2. to move or stride in an angry manner. He stormed out of the room.
3. (of soldiers etc) to attack with great force, and capture (a building etc). They stormed the castle.
ˈstormy adjective
1. having a lot of strong wind, heavy rain etc. a stormy day; stormy weather; a stormy voyage.
2. full of anger or uncontrolled feeling. in a stormy mood; a stormy discussion.
ˈstormily adverb
ˈstorminess noun
ˈstormbound adjective
prevented by storms from continuing with a voyage, receiving regular supplies etc. stormbound ships.
ˈstormtrooper noun
a soldier specially trained for violent and dangerous attacks.
a storm in a teacup
a fuss made over an unimportant matter.
take by storm
to capture by means of a sudden violent attack. The invaders took the city by storm.
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Changes in storminess on the western coast of Estonia in relation to large-scale atmospheric circulation.
Ward, 'Atmospheric Circulation and Storminess Derived from Royal Navy Logbooks: 1685 to 1750', Climatic Change 101 (1-2) (2010): 257-280
Climate changes are often felt through changes in ocean temperature, ocean circulation, sea level rise, and perhaps even more dramatically, through changes in air temperature and atmospheric circulations (e.g., increase/shift of storminess and extreme events).
Tomingas, "Changes in storminess on the western coast of Estonia in relation to large-scale atmospheric circulation," Climate Research, vol.
We have recently derived continuous records of storminess and flooding dating back to 1871.
His dissertation focused on quantifying the effects of sea-level change and increased storminess on the morphology of sandy coastlines.
The researchers said the impacts on coastlines of climate change tended to focus on rising sea levels but changes to the storminess of waves as the track storms take shifts northwards in the Atlantic could have even bigger impacts on coasts.
There were many miniature tone-pictures here, the soloist's delineation matched by the etchings of pianist Iain Burnside: a stillness in the foreboding of Kriegers Ahnung, granite in Der Atlas, a Walkure-like storminess in Heliopolis II, a frozen numbness in Ihr Bild, gloom and stockstill despair in the stark Der Doppelganger, moving into some kind of release into oblivion in Auf der Donau.
Lord Christopher Monckton, former science advisor to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, noted in a May 21, 2015 column on the popular meteorology/climatology website that "the Accumulated Cyclone Energy Index has shown the combined frequency, intensity, and duration of hurricanes and other tropical cyclones to have been at or near the lowest level in the satellite era over the past five years; there have now been seven or eight years without a major hurricane making landfall in the U.S., the longest hurricane deficit in more than a century; and even the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) admits that there has been no particular increase either in tropical or in extra-tropical storminess to date."
An increase in storminess in the second half of the 20th century [1] may have already overridden the stability of the eastern Baltic Sea beaches [26] and has caused severe sediment deficit on some beaches.
KPMG also makes it clear that arguments concerning defence, security, climate change, sea level rise, increased storminess and viability are not a barrier either.