As a major snowstorm approached the midwest and northeast U.S. ...
Lookups spiked on February 1, 2011.
News reports about "inclement weather" heralded a major snowstorm in the midwest and northeast of the U.S.
Inclement means "stormy." Its Latin root clemens means "mild" or "calm" - so inclement is the opposite of that.
(The related word clemency means "mercy" or "compassion.")