Weather Tidbits: Bombogenesis

This Weather Tidbits describes what the classifications are for bombogenesis. Bombogenesis can occur when warm ocean temperatures from the south and cold air from the north interact; producing a large temperature gradient, which leads to rapid intensification of the low pressure. Bombogenesis is defined as the central pressure dropping 24 millibars or more in 24 hours. This can happen any time; but most likely from October to March. Bombogenesis can result in very heavy precipitation and produce winds in excess of 70 mph or hurricane force. Bombogenesis is the merging of two words bomb & genesis; which is the beginning in reference to cyclogenesis or formation of a storm. A commo name associated with this type of system is bomb cyclone.

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