Editor’s Note — We have become a little bit obsessed with bomb cyclones. The term literally translates to “bomb going,” so more of these are coming. Bomb cyclones are storms that are “at or above 30 miles per hour with widespread freezing rain,” according to the National Weather Service.
Mother Nature has delivered an absolutely insane blast of frigid temperatures, powerful wind gusts and potential snow across the US.
During storms, cold air rises, to create winds that increase. But in spring, the warm air is rising. This allows a stronger storm to form.
Bomb cyclones are often referred to as storm-powered bombogenesis — storms with winds above 23 miles per hour. According to the National Weather Service, during its extreme strength, the Bomb Cyclone tops out around 30 mph.
Weather resources will continue to update you as the storm makes its way across the US.
A bomb cyclone has generated waves as high as 58 feet along the U.S. coast.
Massive snow falls have fallen across the Midwest and in the Northeast.
The storm is expected to have two category 4 hurricanes come together as an intense storm.
Vigorous winds caused a thunderstorm in Texas to explode.
The storm knocked out power to nearly a million people.
Travel will be impacted this week due to the storm’s rough shores. Check out the list of must-do’s here.