Part of my story is set on an arctic planet (think something along the lines of Hoth or just some planet deep in an ice age) where a research team is sent by a major intergalactic corporation. I want to have it where, over the course of between roughly six months to two years, the team starts noticing weather patterns that regularly increase in severity until eventually one comes that is enough to wipe out their camp. (Leading to the next part of the story).
I am not familiar with meteorology and I am from an area where we do not have any severe winter storms. I want this team to be able to track coming arctic storms and their severity.
For the make-up of the camp, consider current Antarctic research bases. The British Antarctic research base, for example, is made of small, light metal structures lifted off the ice insulated from the cold of the region.
What form could a large scale arctic storm take that would allow them to critically damage a small research camp?