‘Bomb Cyclone’ Incoming, Northeast Storm Intensifies

A brewing bomb cyclone is slowly intensifying along the eastern seaboard and will be hitting the Northeast. The storm has been reported to intensify at a rapid pace since this morning.
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Photo source: The Washington Post

The National Weather Service in Boston stated that the pressure of the system will drop more than 30 millibars in 24 hours, creating a bomb cyclone.

According to Patch, power outages will happen as the winds travel a 20-30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph, especially in southeastern Connecticut.

“As the system pull away tonight into Thursday, gusty winds will develop in its wake. Winds will gust to around 45 mph under a mostly cloudy sky. Breezy conditions will continue into Friday before winds diminish Friday night as high pressure builds into the region,” declared the weather service.

“The system will have the equivalent low pressure of a Category 1 hurricane,” CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen declared.

“Rain will linger across the area on Thursday. Winds will shift to west with gusts up to 35 to 40 mph through the day, then will diminish Thursday night. Another area of low pressure may bring more rainfall across the area Monday afternoon through Tuesday,” the weather service continued.

According to Penn Live, for a storm to be a bomb cyclone, it has to undergo “bombogenesis” a word to describe what happens whens a surface low rapidly strengthens and drops in millibars within 24 hours.

This bomb cyclone is the second storm to affect New England in a weeks time. Last week, a storm sat off the coast of the mid-Atlantic and tore the seas down the East coast.


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