Bombogenesis! Don’t you just love that word? I sure do. It refers to what might also be called a “meteorological bomb” — the very rapid intensification of a mid-latitude cyclone.
(For the more technically minded, by “very rapid” I mean a drop in atmospheric pressure of at least 24 millibars over just 24 hours.)
It’s a pretty cool phenomenon, and between last Saturday and today, it happened not once but twice in the northern Pacific Ocean. The Himawari-8 satellite captured all of the ac