New Bomb Cyclone on the Way

March 13, 2019

CNN:

An intense and ferocious winter storm — a “bomb cyclone” — is expected to bring hurricane-force wind gusts, blizzard conditions and a flood threat across a swath of the US heartland Wednesday.A bomb cyclone occurs when there is a rapid pressure drop, falling at least 24 millibars (which measures atmospheric pressure) over 24 hours known as bombogenesis
The massive storm is expected to wallop areas including the Rockies, Central/Northern Plains to the Upper Midwest with blizzard conditions and winds that could blow from 50 to 70 miles per hour. Other hazards include heavy snow and severe storms with possible tornadoes and flooding.Blizzard and winter storm warnings are in effect for portions of Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and South Dakota.

Heavy snow is expected in portions of the Rockies and northern Plains, including Denver into Thursday. Travel will be dangerous, if not impossible, at times, across the front range where the blizzard warning has been issued. Severe storms capable of producing damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes is forecast from the southern Plains and into the Mississippi River Valley. More than 45 people million are under a high wind threat; more than 10 million are under winter storm threats; and more than 15 million are under a flood threat

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5 Responses to “New Bomb Cyclone on the Way”

  1. Sir Charles Says:

    Heavy storms here in Europe the last days. Altogether a whole week. Meanwhile, February was way too warm. Plants came out at least four weeks early. Rapid climate change has already begun. And that’s just a starter.

  2. Sir Charles Says:

    2016 meta study: Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise and Superstorms Video Abstract

  3. Sir Charles Says:

    Twister in Germany today. 30 houses destroyed. Temperatures about 6C (42F). Such events are new in this country.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      As might be expected in Germany, a rather “tidy” little tornado, quite symmetrical in appearance and rather “neat” in the path of destruction it left behind.

      WashPost article today calls the bomb cyclone “epic” and “historic” in its impact and characteristics—all time record winds of 97 mph in Colorado Springs, etc. Considering the winds and barometric pressure in this “bomb” event, we now have true “snow-icanes”—–can “snow-nadoes” be far behind?


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