What Is A Bomb Cyclone?

The Tri-State area is bracing for a massive winter storm, but it’s not just any storm. It’s a bomb cyclone.

A bomb cyclone is also known as bombogenesis or a snow hurricane.

According to the National Ocean Service, bombogenesis “occurs when a midlatitude cyclone rapidly intensifies, dropping at least 24 millibars over 24 hours. This can happen when a cold air mass collides with a warm air mass, such as air over warm ocean waters.”

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