Bombogenesis…It Sounds Like a Jamaican Bad Word but it is not…

A forum member  alerted us of the word Bombogenesis which sounds like a Jamaican bad word.  It is not a bad word but a term used by meteorologists to describe a specific weather condition.  Here is an explanation from Weather Network Chief Meteorologist Chris Scott.

“This is meteorological locker room talk describing the explosive deepening of a low pressure system where the central low pressure drops more than roughly 24 mb (hPa) in 24 hours (i.e. ‘birth’ of a ‘bomb’),”

For more information see the NPR article “What Is This Bombogenesis And Why Is It Dumping Snow On Us?

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