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"Bomb cyclone" of cold weather hits US   News

Started 1/3/18 by DigYourGig; 212 views.

From: DigYourGig


At least 11 people have died in an extreme cold blast hitting the eastern US

A massive "bombogenesis" -- an area of rapidly declining low pressure -- will wreak havoc on the Northeast this week, threatening hurricane-force winter wind gusts in a region already crippled by a deadly cold.

The bombogenesis will result in what's known as a "bomb cyclone." And the bomb cyclone, expected to strike Thursday, will likely dump 6 to 12 inches of snow in New England and hurl 40- to 60-mph gusts.

Extreme weather patterns are a symptom of climate change.

I just went through this storm. I've been through much worse.

I don't understand the weather media's "excitement" over

a nor'easter, which is a common winter occurrence in New England.


From: amyjane2484


I think it was the sudden, extreme drop in air pressure that made it a one of a kind storm.

We had 12" of snow with 35 mph winds. You are correct about drop in air pressure,

but final result is just a normal New England snowstorm.

Some area's got snow that get snow once every 100 years.  Like Charleston SC.  Upstate SC didn't get any precip at all, but the low country got hammered (by SC standards)