A Winter Hurricane, aka a 'Bomb Cyclone'

LIVESCIENCE | on Wed, Jan 3, 10:45 AM

A bomb cyclone is forecast to form off the coast of New England on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. Winds are shown here moving counter-clockwise. Credit: Windy.com "Bomb cyclones" or "weather bombs" are wicked winter storms that can rival the strength of hurricanes and are so called because of the process that creates them: bombogenesis. It's a mouthful of a meteorology term that refers to a storm (generally a non-tropical one) that intensifies very rapidly. Bomb cyclones tend to happen more in the w...

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