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The Blizzard of 2022

2/22/2022 (Permalink)

Bomb Cyclone Definition What is a bomb cyclone?

The Blizzard of 2022!

Ocean County, along with the Eastern Coast of Ney Jersey, was expecting a severe winter storm to hit here the last weekend in January. The storm started late on Friday night and by Saturday morning the nor'easter brought lots of gusting winds that were blowing sideways. Some areas had wind gusts of 70 mile per hour. Bands of snow and wind clobbered the Jersey Shore throughout the day. Drifting snow from the wind made snow totals hard to measure. 

When is a snow storm considered a blizzard?

blizzard is defined as three or more hours of visibility reductions to one quarter mile or less due to falling or blowing snow, and sustained winds or frequent gusts of 35 mph or greater. The National Weather Service confirmed Blizzard Conditions along the entire coastal strip of New Jersey from Cape May to Sandy Hook, NJ during the Nor’easter of January 28 and 29, 2022.

Saturday morning, the air pressure dropped and the storm rapidly turning into a bomb cyclone. 

What is a bomb cyclone?

A "bomb cyclone" is a term given to a rapidly strengthening storm that fulfills one important criterion. Generally, pressure must drop 24 millibars (a unit of pressure) within 24 hours. However, that benchmark is also based on the latitude of the storm. So, the millibar requirement can change depending on where the storm forms, according to CNN.

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