Bomb Cyclone 2018

by Joseph McKeown


The so-called "bomb cyclone" (also known as Winter Storm Grayson) hit New York City this week dumping over a foot of snow and creating fierce gusts of wind. While the rest of us were working remotely yesterday, and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo declared a state of emergency for New York City as well as Long Island and Westchester, the storm didn't stop Protima from going to the office and making sure everything was still standing. (Don't worry, it is.) A "bomb cyclone" is when a cyclone, which is a low-pressure rotating storm system, has a sharp and quick drop in atmospheric pressure, a process called bombogenesis. Bomb cyclones can draw cold air in from the North, which in our case will result in extremely cold temperatures for the next few days. Yay, something to look forward to this weekend!