Bomb cyclones on both coasts as second severe season nears | News – Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia 2021-10-25 16:00:00 –

You’ve probably heard the terms “atmospheric river” and “explosive cyclogenesis” several times in the last few days. They mention a storm that hits the west coast with wind and rain from last weekend to the beginning of this week.

The storm brought more than five inches of rain to Sacramento, breaking the city’s 24-hour rain record. Records date back to 1880! San Francisco saw the rainiest October day on record. When the storm struck the shore, the wind gusted over 90 mph in the mountains.

On the other side of the country, offshore frontal systems will also rapidly develop into explosive cyclogenesis off the coast of New England. The storm could bring hurricane force (73+ mph) gusts to Cape Cod or Nantucket on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, bringing more than 6 inches of rain to parts of southern New England. Floods and strong winds are monitored in these areas.

What is a Bomb Cyclone?

The term “explosive cyclogenesis” refers to a rapidly intensifying low pressure system. Other terms used to describe this phenomenon include meteorological bombs, bombing, explosive development, and meteorological bombs. In general, a storm system in which the central pressure drops by more than 24 millibars in 24 hours is described using any of the above terms. Storms produce heavy precipitation and very strong winds. They are most common in the winter months and are often formed near the Gulf Stream off the Atlantic coast.

The second harsh season is approaching

As the west coast explosive cyclogenesis moves east, it affects northern Georgia. It can sometimes rain heavily on Thursday mornings and noon. Storm trucks don’t like stormy weather in northern Georgia, but as we approach what is commonly referred to as “second stormy weather,” we need to be aware of the weather. Most of us are well aware of the surge in stormy weather in the spring of northern Georgia. There will also be a secondary small spike in November as the powerful system moves through the plains to the southeastern United States. As always, we are watching it carefully to identify serious threats when it occurs in your neighborhood.

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