bomb cyclone

*OK, let’s jump right into it and answer the question, ’cause if you’re affected by this bitter cold spell, you want … no, you NEED to know. So, here it is.

A winter hurricane or a “bomb cyclone” is considered an extra-tropical cyclone by some experts because it is a low-pressure system associated with cold, warm and occluded fronts, according to the Hurricane Research Division.

The enormous storm is also known as “bombogenesis,” a powerful drop in “atmospheric pressure of 24 millibars or more in a period of 24 hours,” according to The Weather Channel.

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And just how bad is it? It’s a scary-sounding term. DepositPhotos Bomb cyclone: it sounds really cool, it’s actually kind of scary, and it’s headed your way. On Wednesday and Thursday …