A bomb cyclone is currently sweeping across the Northwest with ferocious winds as it moves inland.
Meanwhile, on the other coast, another storm is exploding into a bomb cyclone offshore of New England before engulfing Canada.
Well let’s talk about crazy weather going on right now in the continental U.S. Two monster storms currently explode into bomb cyclones on the East coast and the west coast of the United States of America.
Bombogenesis hit Northwest with ferocious winds
A rapidly strengthening storm over the Pacific Ocean will soak the West with heavy snow and rain.
The storm intensified quickly enough on Wednesday morning to qualify as a bomb cyclone. Barometric pressure dropped 0.74 of an inch of mercury in 12 hours.
Winds approached hurricane force (74 mph or greater) on Destruction Island (72 mph), about 3 miles off the coast of Washington.
This severe weather event will bring lots of snow for the Northwest. Alone, yesterday, more than an inch of snow fell around the Seattle area, while Portland, Oregon, received a mix of snow, sleet and rain.
The greatest snow amounts will fall in the mountains over the Oregon Cascades, the northern Sierra Nevada and the Coast Ranges from southwestern Oregon to northwestern California, with 1-2 feet and a maximum of 30 inches predicted.
Several inches of snow are also in store for the mountains in Southern California north and east of Los Angeles and east of San Diego. Travel chaos in the Washington Cascades due to at least a foot of snow and dangerous wintry travel conditions with the risk of road closures for a time.
Snow is also expected to fall farther south over California, including areas that experience snow only a couple of times each winter. For example, a little will fall on the ridge tops north and east of San Francisco with the storm, but most of the small snow accumulation is likely at the tail end of the storm as colder air moves in later Thursday and Thursday night.
They don’t get much snow in Southern California. Wait for it… pic.twitter.com/By9eal6DGA— Tomthunkit™ (@TomthunkitsMind) January 16, 2020
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This will be a drenching storm and has the potential to bring the most rain from a single storm so far this season for San Francisco.
In the wake of the storm into Thursday night, another storm is forecast to roll into the Northwest this weekend.
Bombogenesis in Northeastern U.S.
A storm system whipping the northeastern United States with strong winds, moderate to heavy snow and lake-effect squalls will become the next bomb cyclone before it generates an all-out blizzard over Atlantic Canada late this week.
Here we #snow! A sloppy storm moves into the Midwest Friday and then moves to the Northeast this weekend… Snow to a wintry mix and rain will make it messy for travel. Stick with us here @breakingweather @accuweather as we follow this storm and fine tune the forecast! pic.twitter.com/KMH4hG9Dqi— Chris Nallan (@chrisnallan) January 14, 2020
The storm system over the Northeast will slide off the East coast and undergo explosive strengthening off the shore of New England late this week then begin hammering Atlantic Canada.
Gusty winds tomorrow followed by colder weather on Friday. The Great Lakes and Northeast will be facing a rather strong storm over the weekend. The outlook for “wintry weather” for us isn’t good. Get the details at https://t.co/3SeGgmJGma pic.twitter.com/Lab7uY8lJs— John Bernier (@JGB_wrictv8) January 16, 2020
In the case near Newfoundland, the barometric pressure is forecast to crash from 29.18 to 28.35 inches of mercury in 24 hours from Thursday evening to Friday evening. This rapid pressure fall of 0.83 of an inch of mercury far exceeds the criteria, 0.71 of an inch of mercury drop in 24 hours, for a bomb cyclone.
As the storm rapidly strengthens, it will also tap moisture from the North Atlantic and create an all-out blizzard with heavy snow and high winds over Newfoundland from Friday to Friday night.
Blizzard and high wind warnings are in effect as of Thursday morning across portions of Atlantic Canada.
So if you are living on one of the both coasts, it will probably get pretty wet and cold. So be ready and get prepared before it’s too late. You will find similar headlines on Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. [Accuweather, Accuweather 1]