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We’re well familiar with hurricanes and tornadoes and the seasonal patterns they tend to follow. In recent years however we’ve heard about a different type of storm, a bomb cyclone. But what exactly is a bomb cyclone, and what does it do?

A bomb cyclone is a storm that develops very quickly.  When a storm drops in atmospheric pressure very quickly, the storm picks up more air and strength, becoming stronger faster. To be considered a bomb cyclone the pressure must drop 24 millibars in twenty-four hours. The process of this rapid drop in pressure is called bombogenesis. Remember, the lower the barometric pressure, the stronger the storm. Strong storms create large amounts of rain or snow, depending on the temperature in the area.

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Christine G. Barlow, CPCU

Christine G. Barlow, CPCU, is Executive Editor of FC&S Expert Coverage Interpretation, a division of National Underwriter Company and ALM. Christine has over thirty years’ experience in the insurance industry, beginning as a claims adjuster then working as an underwriter and underwriting supervisor handling personal lines. Christine regularly presents and moderates webinars on a variety of topics and is an experienced presenter.  

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