A storm is any disturbed state of an astronomical body's atmosphere, especially affecting its surface, and strongly implying severe weather. It may be marked by strong wind, thunder and lightning (a thunderstorm), heavy precipitation, such as ice (ice storm), or wind transporting some substance through the atmosphere (as in a dust storm, snowstorm, hailstorm, etc).

Storms are created when a center of low pressure develops, with a system of high pressure surrounding it. This combination of opposing forces can create winds and result in the formation of storm clouds, such as the cumulonimbus. Small, localized areas of low pressure can form from hot air rising off hot ground, resulting in smaller disturbances such as dust devils and whirlwinds.

Missing Woman Found Alive In Freezer [VIDEO]

A missing Tulsa, Oklahoma woman was found alive in a freezer, NBC station KJRH reported. Authorities believe the woman may have climbed into the freezer to take shelter from a storm, but the woman was unable to explain why she went into the freezer in the first place leading officials to believe she was disoriented in the first place.

Yangtze River Turns Red: Photos Of China's Once Golden, Now Scarlet Pathway [PICTURES]

The Yangtze River, the third longest river in the world, sometimes called the "golden watercourse," mysteriously blushed for the first time on Sept. 6. Residents in the surrounding area near the city of Chongqing, where the Yangtze connects to the Jialin River, literally stopped in their tracks when they noticed their once golden river had turned a shocking shade of red. For photos of the once golden river, check out the pictures in the photo gallery.


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Mysterious Shipwreck Washed Ashore By Isaac In Alabama

Historians in Alabama have found a mysterious shipwreck that washed ashore after Tropical Storm Isaac passed through the area. Large remains of a wooden ship were found on the beach after Isaac wrestled the wreck from the ocean’s grip.
Yangtze River Turns Red: Photos Of China's Once Golden, Now Scarlet Pathway [PICTURES]

Chinese River Turns Red, And Nobody Is Quite Sure Why

A stretch of China's Yangtze River has mysteriously turned red around the city of Chongqing. Officials are investigating the river's transformation, as nobody is quite sure what caused it. The river began turning the color of a nice marinara sauce on Thursday.