October 29, 2012 - Word of the Day
When a weather system produces large amounts of rain, wind, thunder, lightning, or snow, we use the word "storm."
When precipitation from a storm is in the form of water, we call it a rain storm.
If the rain freezes as it falls, this is called "freezing rain."
Severe storms often result in the loss of electrical power. This is called a power outage or a blackout.
Power companies work very hard to restore electricity to homes and business that are without power following a storm.
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