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What is the bomb cyclone in the United States

What is the bomb cyclone in the United States Recently, 80 million people were affected by the "Bomb cyclone" attack in the northeast of the United States, resulting in the cancellation of more than 3000 flights in the United States. What is the "Bomb cyclone"? Let's get to know each other.

People may remember the "Bomb cyclone" that ravaged the northeast of the United States in early January. Compared with that, the "Bomb cyclone" on the 2nd was less powerful. However, the bad weather still has a serious impact on people's travel, the aviation industry is the first to bear the brunt. According to flight aware, as of 3:30 p.m., more than 3000 flights in the United States had been cancelled, most of them in the northeast. More than 1500 flights were cancelled at Newark International Airport in New Jersey, LaGuardia Airport in New York and Kennedy International Airport alone. At one time, LaGuardia Airport completely stopped taking off and landing. 504 flights were cancelled at Logan International Airport in Boston, 328 flights at Reagan National Airport in Washington and 321 flights at Philadelphia International Airport.

What is bomb cyclone

Bomb cyclones are usually used to refer to meteorological systems with rapidly decreasing air pressure. In North America, they are mainly formed by cold air meeting warm and humid air in the Atlantic Ocean.

According to the definition of American Meteorological system, if the air pressure is reduced by 24 HPA in 24 hours, about 2.37% of the standard atmospheric pressure, then this meteorological system can be called Bomb cyclone, because the rapid decrease of air pressure often brings about drastic weather changes and heavy rainfall. Meteorologists use the word bomb to describe the explosive force and destructive force of this meteorological system.