Skip to comments.Snowstorm could develop into first bomb cyclone of 2022
Posted on 01/07/2022 5:20:59 AM PST by WeaslesRippedMyFlesh
The second major snowstorm in five days hit the East Coast on Thursday, and AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Joe Lundberg said it could develop into the first bomb cyclone of 2022.
A bomb cyclone is said to occur when a storm's central pressure plummets 24 millibars within 24 hours. The mid-latitude cyclone rapidly intensifies, causing the atmospheric pressure to quickly drop and strengthening the storm. The lower the pressure, the more powerful the storm.
Lake-effect snow has already hit Buffalo, NY, accumulating almost 10 inches as of 10 a.m., according to AccuWeather.
"Heavy snow at the Buffalo airport this morning has already established a record for the date,"
Parts of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island could see up to a foot of snow depending on how fast the storm strengthens. Boston is expected to get around 8 inches, according to AccuWeather.
Snow is expected to hit parts of Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia on Thursday afternoon and evening. Washington, D.C. could see up to 6 inches on Thursday night into Friday morning.
A snowstorm on Monday in Virginia left more than 100,000 homes and businesses still without power as of Thursday, causing them to declare a state of emergency.
"These back-to-back storms will generate landmark winter weather that requires extra flexibility, particularly as many continue to deal with power outages," Gov. Ralph Northam said.
The South has already seen some snow hit Nashville, TN on Thursday morning.
"Snow has spread across much of Middle Tennessee including Nashville Metro, and travel is deteriorating quickly," the National Weather Service in Nashville tweeted. "1-2 inches per hour could fall at times this morning. Sleet and freezing rain transition near the Alabama line."
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Gotta love this global warming.
Hyberbolic language to scare the masses.
Is that sorta like a “crossfire hurricane”?
Its snowing in Buffalo in January. Stop the presses.
I don’t know how I’ve been to survive 65 winters and never knew what to call a snowstorm
The snow is going to push out past Altoona…
I heard the next one will be a mega nuclear bomb cyclone.
FINALLY! The “Kracken” has arrived!
Decade by decade look at average U.S. snowfall:
10 in in Buffalo!!!
I remember once they got 9 feet in a day!
I could tell who in my community was vaccinated because their cars were completely clean. The snow just avoided those automobiles for some reason. I also had to pay a quarter extra for my coffee because of my unvaccinated status.
Bomb cyclone means polar vortex hasn’t been enough to scare the bejeezus out of the masses so on up we go.
They are not calling it a polar vortex?
Yep. It’s about the imagery that it invokes to pull at your emotions. Fear!
Atomic Bomb Cyclone?
...with a chainsaw bayonet?
I can’t get “Bomb Cyclone” sung to the B52’s Rock Lobster out of my head.
I was knee deep in the stuff last night when I went out to brush some of it off the TV dish.
All I can say is it’s a lucky lucky thing global warming is kicking in so good and hard…
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