What is a bomb cyclone?
A bomb cyclone is a type of storm that has a very low atmospheric pressure. The lower the storm, the more powerful it is. It can occur when a cold air mass collides with a warm air mass
We had a bomb cyclone in Nebraska just this year (2019)! The Omaha World Herald wrote a very-easy to understand article about it that defined it as “A storm with extraordinarily low pressure, measured by a rapid and sharp drop in atmospheric pressure.” Our bomb cyclone created a huge blizzard, plus heavy rain, which resulted in massive flooding and led to 2/3 of all counties in Nebraska being declared Federal Disaster areas! Apparently this type of phenomenon happens about once a year somewhere in the United States.