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The Sky Is Falling and Other Weather Phobias

5 Oct 2017, 9:06 pm

It’s true weather can be scary sometimes but as many as 1 in 10 Americans may suffer irrational fear of some extent to certain atmospheric events. Weather events can cause loss of life and property, so a little fear may be just the motivating factor to encourage people to take action, like seeking shelter.  More extreme cases of weather related phobias can be debilitating, creating feelings of anxiety and helplessness. The list of weather related phobias people suffer from is long but are real.  Staying informed and apprised of weather situations is one way to combat these phobias.  Hopefully Weather Nation can bring measured calm to those dealing with weather phobias like these.


Phobia: an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something.


Amablephobia – fear of the sky falling

Nephophobia – fear of clouds

Ombrophobia – fear of rain

Chinophobia – fear of snow

Ancraophobia – fear of wind

Homichlophobia – fear of fog

Heliophobia – fear of the sun

Thermophobia – fear of heat

Frigophobia – fear of cold

Astraphobia – fear of thunder and lightning

Iridophobia – fear of rainbows

Grandophobia fear of hail

Cryophobia – fear of the cold.

Liapsophobia – fear of tornadoes and hurricanes

Antiophobia – fear of floods

Pagophobia – fear of frost or ice

While this short list of weather related phobias may seem odd to many, to people who deal with them they can be quite burdensome.

Meteorologist Mike Morrison

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