Bombogenesis, baby!: The Pacific Ocean just got a double-barreled blast from two exploding storms

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

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