‘Bomb Cyclone’ Expected to Strike West Coast
November 26, 2019
Source: The Weather Channel
At a Glance
- A powerful storm will move into southern Oregon and Northern California on Tuesday.
- This storm will be a bomb cyclone when it hits southern Oregon later Tuesday.
- The storm will then move slowly through the West into late this week with snow, rain and gusty winds.
- Snow and wind from this storm will move into the Northern Plains and upper Midwest late this week into the weekend.
- Wintry weather could push into parts of the Northeast over the weekend.
Snow, rain and strong winds will make travel conditions difficult in parts of the West this week from an powerful storm that will slowly spread toward the central and eastern United States into this weekend.
The intensifying storm is located in the northeastern Pacific Ocean and will move into Oregon and Northern California on Tuesday. This storm will undergo bombogenesis before it moves inland. This means it will be a bomb cyclone since its pressure will drop at least 24 millibars within 24 hours, making it an intense storm when it strikes.
From there, the storm will track slowly eastward from the West toward the central and eastern states into this weekend through a sharp southward plunge of the jet stream.
The Weather Channel has named this system Winter Storm Ezekiel.
The powerful area of low pressure will push inland near the border between Oregon and California by late in the day.
The intensity of this storm is potentially historic for southwestern Oregon and northwestern California, the National Weather Service said.
Strong winds gusting over 70 mph will punch into southwestern Oregon and northwestern California. The winds could cause tree damage and power outages in some areas.
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