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“Bombogenesis”, “bomb cyclone”: new words for a new reality

A Nor’easter / Wikimedia Commons

It’s not just any old Nor’easter heading towards America’s east coast today. It’s a “bomb cyclone,” folks. That’s another name for a word that most of the world has learned in the last 48 hours.¬†Mashable first coined the phrase “bomb cyclone” as a more punchy¬† synonym for the meteorological term bombogenesis. But what the nor’easter is a bombogenesis? Continue reading