October nor’easter could strengthen into a ‘bomb cyclone': forecasters predict
October coastal storm - nor'easter

Don’t get alarmed if you hear some weather forecasters calling this fierce October coastal storm a “bomb cyclone.” It might sound like a fear-mongering buzz word, but it’s actually a term used by meteorologists to describe storms that rapidly intensify during a short time span. It’s a process known as bombogenesis, which occurs when a storm system quickly strengthens, with its atmospheric pressure dropping at least 24 millibars within 24 hours. Some weather forecasters and experts at AccuWeather and the Washington Post believe the coastal storm that is expected to dump as much as 4 to 6 inches...