Feb 6, 2024

How a ‘bomb cyclone’ helped fuel California’s deadly storm

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The deadly storm that is walloping California with hurricane-force winds and record amounts of rainfall was fueled in part by the powerful weather phenomenon known as a “bomb cyclone,” according to the National Weather Service office in Monterey, Calif.

“For those keeping score, it also looks like it reached ‘bomb’ status,” a weather service forecast issued Sunday evening said.

The meteorologists who took over on Monday morning clarified that their colleagues were talking about “Bomb, meaning the intensity of the low pressure, not bomb meaning awesome.”

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