This ’bomb cyclone’ is hammering the northeastern U.S. — here’s why the climate crisis could be to blame.
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In US news and current events today, a winter storm bomb cyclone hit the northeast U.S. this week. If you watch the Weather Channel, you'll see that this bomb cyclone 2019 brought aggressive winter weather to New England and the Mid-Atlantic early this year. The climate crisis creates extreme weather like the bomb cyclone. Boston to Washington D.C. was affected by this storm. Heavy rains flooded streets in New London, CT and high winds brought down trees overnight. In Lynn, MA, a sign was downed and hit a parked car 90mph winds were reported in Provincetown, MA. A reported 500K residents were without power on Oct 17. Flooding and power outages caused transit delays and several schools were closed. A storm is classified as a ‘bomb cyclone’ when it strengthens rapidly and its atmospheric pressure drops 24 millibars in 24 hours. This process is called ‘bombogenesis.’
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