‘Bomb Cyclone’ is NOT Just Another Winter Storm

Some of us certainly used to love it when Dean Martin would sing ‘Baby it’s cold outside’! But SERIOUSLY! When the song became a reality….Well let’s just say that tune turned into more Lena Horne’s ‘Stormy Weather’ and it’s not pretty.

If you live in the eastern US, from northern Florida all the way to New England, you’re in for some nasty weather: a massive winter storm called a “bomb cyclone” is hammering the coast, bringing snow, ice, flooding, and strong winds. That’s not a made-up click-bait term; it’s actually used by meteorologists to indicate a mid-latitude cyclone that intensifies rapidly — or as meteorologist Jon Martin at the University of Wisconsin-Madison says, they “just kind of explode.”

“We would think of them as explosive events, they just instantly appear and get very strong,” he says. This particular bomb cyclone could become one of the most intense off the East Coast in decades, according to The Washington Post.



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