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Unread 03-15-2019, 08:25 AM   #11
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"Cyclone Bomb".... when was that term invented? Seems the News/weather agencies just started using it in the last year or two. I wonder what the actual scientific definition is for the weather condition.....?





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The "weather guys" also gave it a name. I don't pay attention to those, but apparently Cyclones and Anti-cyclones (a.k.a. high and low pressure cells) has been in usage for years (sheesh, I remember it from science class back in the 60s). The "bomb" part, I don't know. The storm was a doozy, though, and had pressures and winds in some places like those of a hurricane. In any event, I saw lots of reports of tornados around some of our Southern friends and have worried over them. We just got rain and 60mph winds here, but north and west of us got hit hard. I also saw tornado reports for Mississippi and Alabama. I sure hope Charlie is okay, and that everyone of our members in this storm's path is safe.
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In Louisville, we had 67 MPH winds and considerable power outages but no injuries that I know of.
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Not good. Hope everyone is ok.
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Da bomb, for weather nerds...
https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/bombogenesis.html
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Thanks Eric. I thought the term had been invented by the same folks who invent the 12 new names for full moons every year. I always kinda liked the names of full moons we all grew up with like the "Planting Moon", the "Harvest Moon", the "Hunger Moon", and so on.





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"Cyclone bomb" is a BS term invented by mental midgets to add a drama factor to weather reports. It's the same reason the "jet stream" is now called the "Polar Vortex"(sheesh, seriously?), and why the winter temperatures in the lower 48 are always stated in terms of the "wind chill"(without actually saying it, of course)instead of the actual air temperature. It makes it all sound tabloidal and dramatic. It's all just 'weather'. When I started recording weather records 46yrs ago, none of these rubbish terms existed.
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About 35 years ago I had a 285' split hill hopper dredge working Southwest pass at the entrance to the Mississippi River. The bottom fell out of the barometer and the wind was howling. I called the Federal Pilot Station and asked the wind speed. They responded that the last gust was 127 knots (156 mph). I asked what the current reading was. They said they didn't know as the anemometer carried away with the last gust.
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About 35 years ago I had a 285' split hill hopper dredge working Southwest pass at the entrance to the Mississippi River. The bottom fell out of the barometer and the wind was howling. I called the Federal Pilot Station and asked the wind speed. They responded that the last gust was 127 knots (156 mph). I asked what the current reading was. They said they didn't know as the anemometer carried away with the last gust.
Can you imagine how the weather guys would report that today?! Probably name it an Armageddon Cyclone...

(BTW, Harry, it sounds like you had an interesting job on the river.)
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Gary, I was running coastwise dredging rivers from the Miramichi in New Brunswick to Grays Harbor, Washington. Of all of them the Mississippi was the most exciting due to the current of a flooded river and the some 3,000 ships a month trying to dodge us.
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