violent storm

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Monday night’s vigorous and sometimes violent storms probably did not quite meet the criteria of a derecho, which is a fast-moving, destructive wind storm that leaves behind widespread damage. Jeff Halverson, Washington Post, "Monday’s nasty line of storms wasn’t quite a derecho, but was impressive by many measures," 15 May 2018 Some have violent storms that cause all sorts of destruction. Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, "8 reasons to love the Phoenix heat in summer," 14 July 2018 Climate scientists overwhelmingly agree that aggressive action is needed to stave off the violent storms, rising seas, and debilitating droughts projected to worsen as the climate warms. Emily Atkin, The New Republic, "Can Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Save The Planet?," 3 July 2018 Search and rescue teams from across Virginia spent the day combing an area outside of Charlottesville looking for a couple who were swept away during Wednesday night's violent storm. Kris Van Cleave, CBS News, "Deadly storm wallops North Carolina, threatens mid-Atlantic region," 31 May 2018 Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% 0:00 / 1:57 Be weather ready: Get prepared before a tornado Advertisement Tornadoes are nature's most violent storms. Matt Campbell And Lynn Horsley, kansascity, "After 3 tornadoes strike KC area, residents question if sirens were used properly," 3 May 2018 The flight took off from San Antonio at 6:57 p.m. CDT and encountered a violent storm about and hour and a half into the flight. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "Passenger Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Hail Smashes Windscreen and Destroys Nose," 5 June 2018 Some spots have lost as much as 70 feet in mere hours during violent storms. Bridget Alex, Discover Magazine, "Something Stirs: What Will Happen as Permafrost Thaws?," 15 May 2018 The next day, a sudden, violent storm flooded the set, washed equipment into a gully, and reshaped the landscape entirely. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’s long, possibly cursed journey to the big screen, explained," 9 May 2018

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circa 1881, in the meaning defined above

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