Types of Severe Weather

There are two main categories of severe weather:

general severe weather

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General Severe Weather:
Severe weather phenomena that encompass a large geographic area; such as a winter storm

localized severe weather

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Localized Severe Weather:
Severe weather that is observed in a small area; such as a tornado