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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

An intense and ferocious winter storm -- a "bomb cyclone" -- is expected to bring hurricane-force wind gusts, blizzard conditions and a flood threat across a swath of the US heartland Wednesday. A bomb cyclone occurs when there is a rapid pressure drop, falling at least 24 millibars (which measures atmospheric pressure) over 24 hours known as bombogenesis.

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Explosive cyclogenesis (also referred to as a weather bomb,[1][2][3] meteorological bomb,[4] explosive development,[1] bomb cyclone[5][6] or bombogenesis[7][8][9]) is the rapid deepening of an extratropical cyclonic low-pressure area. The change in pressure needed to classify something as explosive cyclogenesis is latitude dependent. For example, at 60° latitude, explosive cyclogenesis occurs if the central pressure decreases by 24 mbar (hPa) or more in 24 hours.[10][11] This is a predominantly maritime, winter event,[10] but also occurs in continental settings,[12][13] even in the summer.[14][not in citation given] This process is the extratropical equivalent of the tropical rapid deepening. Although their cyclogenesis is totally different from that of tropical cyclones, bombs can produce winds of the same order as the first categories of the Saffir-Simpson scale and give heavy rainfall. Even though only a minority of the bombs become so strong, some have caused significant damage.

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After having the coldest and snowiest February on record, I'm glad we're going to miss this one here in western Montana. Looking for 50s later this week!

#1 | Posted by horstngraben at 2019-03-13 10:48 AM | Reply

It sounds like Michigan will be spared.

Thank God.

#2 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-03-13 10:52 AM | Reply

#1 | Posted by horstngraben

Read about that yesterday. Might have to move Idaho ahead of Montana on my list of future destinations.

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-03-13 10:53 AM | Reply

Sounds scarier than a wolf cyclone.

#4 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-03-13 10:55 AM | Reply

70 Million Prepare for 'Bomb Cyclone' Storm

But climate change is fake news.

#5 | Posted by Hans at 2019-03-13 11:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Global Cycloning!!

Don't deny it!

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-03-13 11:17 AM | Reply

www.cleveland.com

Global warming effect: Bigger blizzards, but less snow, scientists say

"the answer lies in atmospheric physics. A warmer atmosphere can hold, and dump, more moisture, snow experts say. And two soon-to-be-published studies demonstrate how there can be more giant blizzards yet less snow overall each year. Projections are that that's likely to continue with manmade global warming."

But what do those smarty pants scientists know? Lets all listen to fox news pundits instead.

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-03-13 11:33 AM | Reply

70 Million Prepare for 'Bomb Cyclone' Storm

But climate change is fake news.

#5 | Posted by Hans

This isnt climate change. It's just national news reporting it as if it's local. The national reach is larger than it used to be. This type of stuff happened all the time before national news was 24/7.

30 years ago, if you werent in the path of the storm, you wouldnt even have heard about this..

#8 | Posted by boaz at 2019-03-13 11:38 AM | Reply | Funny: 5

This is a weather event. Just like a polar vortex or a heat wave.

#9 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-03-13 11:40 AM | Reply

This is nature attempting to silence the region of the "cow voter demographic."

#10 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-03-13 11:40 AM | Reply

Omg... as a meteorologist the hype of perfectly normal storms, and using normal terms like bombogenesis as scare tactics by the national media is really disheartening.

#11 | Posted by kwrx25 at 2019-03-13 11:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

ClimateChange LOL

Biggest since the 70s .....

As I stated 3 years ago ... its the PDO ... its why CA went through a drought, and now its pouring for the last 3 years....

Pacific Decadal Oscillation..
en.wikipedia.org

When your models don't account for the largest body of water .. you might be wrong..

#12 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-03-13 11:43 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Once the historical record and climate proxy data has been adjusted to fit the models, this will be one of the warmest winters in North America on record.

#13 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-03-13 12:06 PM | Reply

"Bomb-o-genesis" sounds like Supply Side Jesus's take on the MIC.

#14 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-03-13 12:18 PM | Reply

#12 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

You clearly didn't read section 4 of that wikipedia entry; "Predictability".

This "El Nino" in California is like 6 years late, you anti-science moron.

#15 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-03-13 12:20 PM | Reply

This is a weather event. Just like a polar vortex or a heat wave.

#9 | Posted by JeffJ

This is the type of weather event that people smarter than you predicted would happen more frequently with climate change.

#16 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-03-13 02:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Once the historical record and climate proxy data has been adjusted to fit the models, this will be one of the warmest winters in North America on record.

#13 | Posted by visitor_

Yup. Warmer winters but bigger blizzards. Exactly what climate scientists predicted.

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-03-13 02:03 PM | Reply

This type of stuff happened all the time before national news was 24/7.

#8 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Omg... as a meteorologist the hype of perfectly normal storms, and using normal terms like bombogenesis as scare tactics by the national media is really disheartening.

#11 | POSTED BY KWRX25

Meteorologists are describing the storm as what it is - unusual and record breaking. This isn't just another winter storm.

An explosively intensifying winter storm centered over the Colorado Front Range continues to unleash a potpourri of extreme weather across the Plains states and Upper Midwest. The hurricane-force low has combined the worst weather of all four seasons into one -- from a string of violent tornadic thunderstorms to damaging winds, severe blizzard conditions and even flooding.

It's a storm for the record books, strengthening from a run-of-the-mill weather disturbance into a historic cyclone in just 24 hours. Its central pressure dropped 33 millibars from Tuesday to Wednesday, meeting the criteria of a meteorological "bomb." The storm made this transformation over land, rather than water, which is rare.

The National Weather Service described it as "incredible" and a "Great Plains cyclone of historic proportions."

On Wednesday morning, the storm's pressure had dropped to the equivalent of a Category 2 hurricane. Hurricane-force gusts hit both Dallas (78 mph) and Denver (80 mph), which was also enduring blinding snow. A storm this extreme was triggering extreme impacts, which are predicted to intensify into Wednesday night.

Cold air surging down from Canada into the backside of the system is leading to a "dangerous" blizzard from northeast Colorado to northwest Minnesota. Blizzard warnings stretch nearly 800 miles.

The clash of seasons has been dramatic in a number of spots, but few more so than Denver. Now under the blizzard warning, the Mile High City hit 62 degrees Tuesday before plummeting below freezing Wednesday morning as rain transitioned to heavy snow.

The Washington Post

#18 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-03-13 05:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Check out this cool wind map:

hint.fm

#19 | Posted by horstngraben at 2019-03-13 05:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

A bomb cyclone almost happened in Wichita.

youtu.be

#20 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-03-13 05:34 PM | Reply

"This isnt climate change. It's just national news reporting it as if it's local. The national reach is larger than it used to be. This type of stuff happened all the time before national news was 24/7." - #8 | Posted by boaz at 2019-03-13 11:38 AM | Funny: 4

"Meteorologists are describing the storm as what it is - unusual and record breaking. This isn't just another winter storm." - #18 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-03-13 05:10 PM | Newsworthy: 2
Oops.

#21 | Posted by Hans at 2019-03-13 06:24 PM | Reply

El Niño, Noreaster, Polar Vortex, Bomb Cyclone, Fifth Avenue Freeze-Out, cool names.

#22 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2019-03-14 02:01 PM | Reply

#19 | POSTED BY HORSTNGRABEN

www.windy.com is another good wind map.

#23 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-03-14 03:13 PM | Reply

Re #10 - "cow voter demographic" seems a bit of a derogatory statement, aimed at those in the mid-west. This demographic would be people who vote pretty much like you, based on your posting history - guess you'd fit right in with those you insult. Without the "cow voter demographic" mindlessly voting for the Dotard, we'd have someone else in the White House, so in that regard, yeah, it'd be great if those votes were silenced.

#24 | Posted by HeeHaw at 2019-03-14 05:35 PM | Reply

Lotsa tornadoes in Kentucky today. Or as we call ‘em here, spring cleaning. Blow off the roof, rain pours in, laundry and laundry room both get a free wash!

#25 | Posted by cbob at 2019-03-14 08:42 PM | Reply

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