Alright so my planet is very similar to Earth, but slightly more unstable. Both geologically and atmospherically speaking. It orbits an orange star, slightly larger and more “angry” than the sun. It throws out solar flares much more frequently than our star.
So here is what I’m thinking. My planet has holes that open in the atmosphere/magnetosphere that let high amounts of radiation through. What I’m looking for is a two part effect, so I’ll detail each individually.
Part 1: Before the storm proper, the area is saturated with intense and deadly light and radiation that has been let through the atmosphere. Basically like a giant laser that renders the entire area impassible for a period of time.
Part 2: The storm itself is caused by the previously mentioned “death zone” and its effects on the weather and atmosphere. High winds, superheated clouds of gas, dust, and plasma, molten glass rain, intense radiation, and huge bolts of lighting characterize these incredibly violent and hyper-lethal storms.
The main question is how can I connect these two halves. Given the first part, is there any way I can make the second part make sense. If it doesn’t make sense, any other ideas are appreciated, as well as any other insights into how this could occur or possible unseen side effects. Answers away!