Cyclogenesis is the bomb


17 Responses to “Cyclogenesis is the bomb”

  1. mwschmeer says:

    I really dig the picture on this post, too. Is there a link available to the full-size image?

  2. cjp says:

    I’m afflicted with the same problem as bklynchris, now. Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald is Lightfoot’s stickiest song. I’ll never stop singing it now. Share our pain:

  3. lasttide says:

    I was going to make a joke about surfin’ Minnesota, but after a quick Google it turns out that Duluth really does have its own winter surfing scene:

  4. hassenpfeffer says:

    Given that my migraines are triggered by thunderstorms, I can sit here in Pittsburgh dosing myself with meds but consoling myself with the fact that at least this migraine will be caused by “bomb cyclogenesis.” Think I’ll spring that term on my neurologist at my next visit.

  5. bklynchris says:

    I wish I had a bajillion dollars to offer Maggie to be the science teacher at my kid’s school…

    Rock on Maggie! Rock on! This is fascinating!

    Domestic weather has been crazy this year! Brooklyn had a serious tornado and not long afterwards a leaf shredding hail storm.

  6. xzzy says:

    Weather is pretty dramatic today.. and I’m way down by Chicago.

    Big winds, fascinating cloud patterns, if I had to pick a candidate for crazy weather events, today would be it.

  7. Anonymous says:

    $1 says it’s already been used as a band name on myspace.

  8. aolson says:

    Big waves on Lake Superior are fun to watch. When I lived in Duluth a few years ago, we had a November storm that had 15-20 foot waves crashing on to shore around Duluth. You could hear the roar of the waves at least a mile up the hill where I lived. It also tore up a bunch of lake walk and washed away some pretty sizable boulders as well. I went down to Canal Park to watch, but it was a little hard to look into the onrushing sleet. Still, pretty cool.

    Here’s a NYTimes article too about Duluth surfing:

  9. John Hudgens says:

    Extra bonus points to Maggie for making me snarf my drink with that unexpected SNL landshark joke… :)

  10. bklynchris says:

    Aparrently, some smart, science-y type guy from Oklahama said in a Talk of the Town column, in the latest New Yorker said he did not think it was a tornado, sigh, sniff-sniff.

  11. aeon says:

    They’re referred to as “weather bombs” down here in New Zealand and are a not infrequent feature of our weather. They can generate a frightening amount of wind and precipitation in a very short time.

  12. bklynchris says:

    Maggie, you didn’t hear about the tornado? There was a confirmed tornado and microbursts. The tornado ripped up at least 5 trees on my block alone, hundreds throughout the city. It was nuts. I think they had the bronado video on BB. If not here is the youtube link

    You have made me seriously want to plan a trip to Duluth. (as the song “The Edmond Fitzgerald” plays on a loop through my head).

    btw-have you gone to the Voyageur Historical Site? Is it still there?

  13. Anonymous says:

    The informal weather term for ‘bomb cyclogensis’ in the extreme, is Bombogenesis. It’s an occasional feature off the Northeastern US, especially during the fall and winter months.

  14. Halloween Jack says:

    That should be “candygram”, Mags. Otherwise, good joke.

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