Learn English  
  Blue Level  
  Red Level  
  Yellow Level  
  Green Level  
  Purple Level  
  Orange Level  
  Violet Level  
  Video Lessons  
  American Speech  
  How to Learn  
  U.S. Citizenship  




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."

Weather forecasters are able to predict storms through information gathered from weather satellites.
Big storms produce thunder and lightning. lightning

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."


Some storms produce large balls of ice--even when it's warm outside. This is called "hail." Hailstorms are common in the United States during the spring and the summer. hail storm
When precipitation is in the form of ice or snow, we say it's a snowstorm. snow
Some storms are very powerful. When a funnel cloud touches down on the ground, the storm becomes a tornado. tornado
Hurricanes affect coastal areas. Strong wind, rain, and storm surge bring a lot of water to areas along the shoreline. hurricane
Storms can produce very large and dangerous waves. ship
If the ground can't absorb the water that falls, this results in a flood. flood

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.



Click here to go to the Word of the Day page.







© 2012 Learn American English Online. All rights reserved.