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Bombogenesis they say? What is Bombogenesis? Bombogenesis, is a popular term used by meteorologists, it occurs when a midlatitude cyclone rapidly intensifies, dropping at least 24 millibars over 24 hour period. This can happen when a cold air mass collides with a warm air mass, such as air over warm ocean waters. The formation of this rapidly strengthening weather system is a process called bombogenesis, which creates what is also known as a bomb cyclone.

So now that we got that out of the way, basically you can call it a land based hurricane. This low pressure system brought in hurricane force winds in many areas, like wind gusts of 70 Mph at Denver International Airport. White out conditions in Colorado, Tornados in New Mexico, Wind Damage in Texas and Oklahoma, as well as a soaking rain, 1″ to 3″ across Oklahoma.

18Z RAP Model – 10m AGL Wind (kt)
Credit to Blake Brown – Video from Amarillo area

Several airports had many delays out of DFW and Denver. Above you can see even Semi-Truck drivers were not having a good day managing the wind. And alot of gas stations toppled over.

Tecumseh, Oklahoma – Image from KOCO 5 Storm Chaser Stephen Jones

And then below, in New Mexico, wind gust took a train right off the tracks.

New Mexico State Police – Logan, NM / Train Derailment
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