(WPRI) — When a powerful storm moved through Southern New England Wednesday night into Thursday morning, it brought driving rain and damaging winds.
In the above video, Eyewitness News Meteorologist Pete Mangione explains Bomobgenesis and why the storm intensified so fast.
NOAA describes Bombogenisis as “…a popular term used by meteorologists, occurs when a midlatitude cyclone rapidly intensifies, dropping at least 24 millibars over 24 hours. A millibar measures atmospheric pressure. “
A rapidly dropping center of low pressure occurs when a storm is strengthening. As we know from all of the downed trees and power outages, this process can generate very powerful winds!