. What is a bomb cyclone? A winter hurricane, explained. « JO LEE MAGAZINE

USA TODAY – A bomb cyclone, which occurs through the process known as bombogenesis, is basically a winter hurricane. A bomb cyclone “occurs when a mid-latitude cyclone rapidly intensifies,” or quickly drops in atmospheric pressure, marking the strengthening of the storm, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Bombogenesis is said to occur when a storm’s central barometric pressure drops at least 24 millibars in 24 hours. A millibar is a way of measuring pressure. The lower the pressure, the more powerful the storm. Some storms have intensified as rapidly as 60 millibars in 24 hours. A few bomb cyclones even develop “eyes.”

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