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Tipping Point:  Bombogenesis Nor-easter
Tipping Point: Bombogenesis Nor-easter
oil on canvas
36 x 45 inches

Quote from Accuweather:

"Storms that undergo bombogenesis are among the most violent weather systems that affect a broad area. This is because the rapidly ascending air near the center of the storm must be replaced by air surrounding the storm. As these winds move toward the center of the storm at high speed, property damage can occur, trees may fall and the power may go out.

The western North Atlantic is one favored area for storms to undergo bombogenesis. This is a region where cold air from North America collides with warm air over the Atlantic Ocean. Warm waters of the Gulf Stream may also provide a boost in a festering storm.

As a result, some, but not all nor'easters may undergo bombogenesis."