Upcoming nor'easter could be even worse than the 'Bomb Cyclone'

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A major nor’easter is taking aim at the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, bringing an array of life-threatening hazards, from hurricane-force winds to record-breaking coastal flooding. Based on current forecasts, it’s clear that this storm is likely to be more damaging than the so-called “Bomb Cyclone” that struck in early January. 

Technically, the storm, like many winter storms in the Northern Hemisphere, will rapidly intensify once it gets going on Thursday night and Friday morning. During the course of 24 hours, its minimum central air pressure — a key measure of the storm’s intensity — is expected to plummet by more than 24 millibars. This would be sufficient to qualify the storm as undergoing a process known as bombogenesis (which, incidentally would also make a great heavy metal band name).  Read more…

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Upcoming nor'easter could be even worse than the 'Bomb Cyclone'