" was coined as a combination of cyclogenesis, or the formation of a cyclone or storm, and bomb as its effects can lash out in affected areas like an explosion.
In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs said as many as 340,000 Filipinos could be affected by the meteorological phenomenon called "bombogenesis
" or area of rapidly declining low pressure.
"There is potential deep cyclogenesis or 'bombogenesis
' of the depressions.
The storm was powered by a rapid plunge in barometric pressure that some weather forecasters were referring to as bombogenesis or a "bomb cyclone" and which brought fast, heavy snowfall and high winds.
The bombogenesis phenomenon occurs when a storm's barometric pressure drops 24 millibars in 24 hours.
The National Weather Service also (http://www.ibtimes.com/bomb-cyclone-winter-storm-grayson-expected-undergo-bombogenesis-2636710) predicted Wednesday that the storm could undergo something called "(http://www.ibtimes.com/bomb-cyclone-winter-storm-grayson-expected-undergo-bombogenesis-2636710) bombogenesis
." That means the storm could quickly escalate over a period of 24 hours.
The National Weather Service predicts that the storm could undergo "bombogenesis
" - a fancy term that means the storm rapidly intensifying over a 24-hour period, (http://www.noaa.gov/stories/east-coast-storm-born-from-bombogenesis-it-s-less-scary-than-it-sounds) according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration .
(http://www.ibtimes.com/bomb-cyclone-winter-storm-grayson-expected-undergo-bombogenesis-2636710) It comes from a mashup of the longer scientific term "bombogenesis
," which describes how quickly it intensified over a 24-hour period, and a reference to its potentially hurricane-force winds.
Although it may not seem like it, "bombogenesis" is a real word.
For winter storm Stella to undergo bombogenesis, or to be considered a weather bomb, the central pressure of the system would have to drop 24 millibars within 24 hours.
Once the warm, tropical air crashes into mountain of cold air, a violent explosion of meteorological energy will occur called bombogenesis. (http://www.theweatherprediction.com/habyhints/188/) According to WeatherPrediction.com , "bombogenesis typically occurs between a cold continental air mass and warm ocean waters or between a cold polar air mass and a much warmer air mass."
Nuri's central pressure, during that bombogenesis, will intensify and deepen from 970 MB late Thursday to between 918 to 922 MB late Friday.