Bomb cyclone highway forms off Alaska

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Another bomb cyclone forms in the Northern Pacific near Alaska
Another bomb cyclone forms in the Northern Pacific near Alaska.

Two new bombogenesis are currenty forming in the Northern Pacific Basin… Yes! The bomb cyclone highway is opening up creating one extreme storm after the other.

On New Year’s Eve, the far western reaches of the Aleutian Islands were rocked by the most powerful storm ever recorded in the North Pacific, with windspeeds equivalent to a Category 1 hurricane.

Two weeks ealier, a double bombogenesis hit Alaska.

And now, another bomb weather is explosing in the North Pacific, with another explosive cyclogenesis developing south of of Alaska, bringing violent winds and significant waves, and another intense storm growing in power further west.

The storm highway is open… And I bet 2021 could become even more active than 2020. But that’s future. Now let speak about those two last monster storms.

So this how the new beast looks like…

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The new extreme storm nearing Alaska is very photogenic. NOAA

Impressive, no?

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Explosive cyclogenesis storms are just insane!

And look at the pressure drop at the center of this monster in 24 hours… Pretty insane! 32 mbar in 24 hours and still decreasing!

  • 988 mbar at 18 UTC, Jan 7th
  • 977 mbar at 00 UTC, Jan 8th
  • 961 mbar at 06 UTC, Jan 8th
  • 964 mbar at 12 UTC, Jan 8th
  • 956 mbar at 18 UTC, Jan 8th

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The two storms (first is the bomb cyclone and second is the next explosing storm

The first explosive extratropical cyclone will move into the Gulf of Alaska this weekend, generating powerful winds of up to 120 mph (200 km/h):

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Extreme windspeeds off Alaska due to explosive cyclogenesis.

and waves between 55 feet (16+ meters) up to nearly 59 feet (18 meters).

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Giant waves created by bomb cyclones nearing Alaska on January 9, 2021.

As shown in the satellite pictures below, the second ‘low’ is increasing in strength faster and will catch up with the eastern low this weekend.

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Two extratropical storms exploding in the northern Pacific off Alaska on January 9, 2021.

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The second bomb cyclone (not yet though) is moving faster towards Alaska and will catch up the fist bombogenesis.

Will both bomb cyclones merge into an unprecedented extreme weather event? Let’s wait a few days and look. Always be prepared or get ready! The next disaster may impact you soon. More extreme weather events on Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. [Severe Weather]

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6 COMMENTS

  1. I still want to deep sea fish Alaska. You could have 10 monster storms, and it wouldn’t make me stop wanting those Sockeye and Halibut. Maybe some cracked crab for an appetizer.
    Buckle up. Those winds are big.

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