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the formation and development of a low-pressure storm system


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the intensification or development of a cyclone.
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The formation of this rapidly strengthening weather system is a process called bombogenesis, which creates what is known as a bomb cyclone."
The storm that is being termed as 'bombogenesis' by the American media was clocking wind gusts over 50 mph (80 kmh).
3, a storm system that brought snow to Georgia and South Carolina moved up the Atlantic Coast and became a "bomb cyclone." Weather forecasters use this term when a low-pressure system undergoes bombogenesis, a rapid drop in atmospheric pressure of 24 millibars or more in 24 hours.
But we must ask how its possible that, three days, then four days later, a vital, international hub was still crippled by a lousy foot of bombogenesis. The answer suggests just one thing: failure of leadership.
The storm was powered by a rapid drop in barometric pressure that some weather forecasters called a bombogenesis, or a "bomb cyclone."
According to the DFA, around 340,000 Filipinos could be affected by bomb cyclonethe informal name for the meteorological phenomenon called "bombogenesis"caused by the rapid decline of air pressure.
The DFA said that a 'bomb cyclone'-a meteorological phenomenon called 'bombogenesis' or area of rapidly declining low pressure, could affect as many as 340,000 Filipinos residing in the US east coast.
Sometimes a particularly strong winter storm is called a "bomb," having undergone bombogenesis in which the storm system strengthens very rapidly.
This weather phenomenon is being labeled a "bomb cyclone" by meteorologists and this happens when the atmosphere is experiencing bombogenesis. A bomb cyclone happens when atmospheric pressure drops dangerously low or falling at 24 millibars in 24 hours or less.
The fast-developing storm has been dubbed by forecasters as a "weather bomb," a "bombogenesis" or "bomb cyclone." Through Friday, as much as 45 centimetres (17.72 inches) of snow is expected in parts of New Brunswick, while more than 50 centimetres (20 inches) of snow could be dumped on the eastern tip of the Gaspe Peninsula in the province of Quebec, according to Environment Canada.