We’ve had a weather bomb. I know now what it is, as we had one year ago, almost to the day. I looked in some old blog I had and saw that it was on December 6. That was the first time I heard the term.
Weather bombs are the most severe of all winter storms. They are characterized as intense low-pressure systems with a central pressure that falls 24 millibars or more in a 24-hour period
It formed over Cape Hatteras yesterday and arrived here overnight. It was pretty wild for a while here today, but we got only rain, no snow.
Last year at the time of the weather bomb, we had a Frenchman from France visiting and he was going to drive back to Quebec in his rented car. Outside of Edmundston somewhere he got lost in the snowstorm, and the drive took him fourteen hours instead of seven! Guess he’d stopped for gas and took a wrong turn somewhere when he tried to get back up on the highway.
Today, the bomb quickly went on and in the afternoon it looked this nice!