bombogenesis

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Blend of bomb +‎ cyclogenesis; From exploding like a bomb onto the scene, in the generation of a storm; can be broken down as bomb +‎ -o- +‎ -genesis

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bombogenesis (uncountable)

  1. (meteorology) Rapid, or extreme cyclogenesis, often characterized by a barometric pressure drop of 24 millibars in a 24 hour period.
    • 2000 February 15, “Weather word”, in Chicago Tribune, page 10:
      Bombogenesis: A colloquial term for sudden, extremely rapid almost explosive intensification of low pressure systems just off the Atlantic Coast of the United States.
    • 2013, Christopher Burt, “Another Big Storm but with a (Relatively) Small Punch”, in WunderBlog[1]:
      The storm intensified from 990 mb to 956 mb in just 12 hours Sunday morning, a drop of 35 mb. Another case, like “Nemo”, of bombogenesis.

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