(Worthy News) - Snow, rain and strong winds will make travel conditions difficult in parts of the West this week from an expansive storm that will slowly spread toward the central and eastern United States into this weekend.
The intense storm is moving into Oregon and Northern California. This storm has undergone bombogenesis, with its minimum central pressure dropping 38 millibars in just 21 hours, far exceeding the criteria of 24 millibars within 24 hours to be deemed a bomb cyclone. This means that the storm is unusually intense and capable of producing high winds.
Case in point, Cape Blanco, Oregon – the notoriously windy spot on the Pacific Northwest coast – recorded a sustained wind of 85 mph with a gust to 106 mph early Tuesday afternoon. [ Source: Weather.Com (Read More...) ]
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