Weakening Bomb Cyclone Heads Towards The Northeast

Larry Richert and John Shumway
March 14, 2019 - 10:59 am


PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The bomb cyclone that is responsible for terrorizing the Midwest and Central United States is now heading towards the Northeast.

AccuWeather Meteorologist, Dan Pydynowski, joined KDKA Radio on Thursday morning to explain exactly what a bomb cyclone is.

“If the pressure of a storm drops 24 millibars in 24 hours or less, that is officially classified as a bomb cyclone. What that means is that the storm is intensifying very rapidly,” Pydynowski said.

As a storms pressure decreases, the storm strengthens.

However, the cyclone is now starting to die down.

“The storms already reached its peak intensity. From here on out, the storm will actually be in a weakening phase,” Pydynowski explains.

As it heads towards Pittsburgh and surrounding areas, we should not expect anything crazy.

"We will see some impacts from it tonight in terms of some showers and thunderstorms, with the cold front moving through, but certainly nothing like what has been experienced across the central plains and Colorado Rockies,” Pydynowski added.

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