What is a Weather Bomb?

Posted by on Thursday, September 15, 2016

A low pressure system who's central pressure drops 24 millibars or more in 24 hours is known as a weather bomb.
These storms are known to deliver heavy rain or snow and strong wind.

In the 1940s and 1950s meteorologists at the Bergen School of Meteorology began informally calling some storms that grew over the sea "bombs" because they developed with a ferocity rarely, if ever, seen over land.

Weather bomb's are also known as the process of explosive cyclogenesis, meteorological bomb, explosive development, or bombogenesis.



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