'Bomb cyclone' topples trees, cuts power to thousands

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The strong winds and wet weather that caused damage across the state Wednesday were the result of a bomb cyclone, according to News 12 meteorologists.

The term comes from the meteorological term of 'bombogenesis' - a pressure drop of 24mb (millibars) or greater within a 24-hour period. Simply put, the storm rapidly intensified with the large drop in pressure attributing to the high winds even after the storm has passed.


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The coastal storm brought heavy rain, cut power to thousands and caused damage across New Jersey, including Westfield – where a tree came crashing down onto a home.

 

 

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