Definitions

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  • n. The state or quality of being stormy
  • n. The severity of a storm

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being stormy; tempestuousness; biosteruousness; impetuousness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being stormy, or of being agitated or visited by violent winds; tempestuousness; impetuousness; violence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state of being stormy
  • n. violent passion in speech or action

Etymologies

From stormy +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Alarmists have drawn some support for increased claims of tropical storminess from a casual claim by Sir John Houghton of the U. N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that a warmer world would have more evaporation, with latent heat providing more energy for disturbances.

    Think Progress » Drudge Falsely Smears Gore

  • It's the end of our long weekend on Monday into Tuesday that brings the next chance of potential storminess.

    Forecast: 70s today could challenge record

  • Many researchers have found evidence of trends in storminess and extreme temperature and precipitation in other weather data over shorter periods.

    Severe Weather Is Driven by Many Factors

  • Okay, so I guess the upshot here might be that this is one movie that works best for kids young enough to give themselves over to the emotional storminess of childhood and people old enough to look back romantically on all that chaos.

    Where the Wild Things Are: Kids eat it up, they love it so. | EW.com

  • During La Niña winters, the Climate Prediction Center reports that "large portions of central North America experience increased storminess and precipitation" while the southern states see less.

    Plains states endure a season of weather extremes

  • The cold temperatures do raise the probability of us getting snow during any periods of storminess.

    First half of January trending cold, any snow?

  • When it's carried into a region where there is precipitation occurring, where there is storminess, you tend to see more intense precipitation.

    Three Questions: Severe Weather in Asia

  • My own experience NOB is that general cloudiness does not effect the reception much except for in extreme cases of storminess.

    SKY TV in Morelia

  • Today Tuesday: Weather systems are moving fast and furious across North America and that means we see frequent air mass changes and significant storminess every 4-5 days.

    Forecast: Sun and cold back in town

  • The potential for any storminess around that time is a big question mark as the models differ significantly on whether a new storm will form along that incoming Arctic front.

    Saturday storm trending wet not white

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