US Severely Affected by Bomb Cyclone
Bomb Cyclone: Bomb Cyclone has thrashed US and Canada with extreme climate and has trapped the residents inside their houses with snow and power outages. During the Christmas season, the bomb cyclone occurred due to a low temperature of -40 degrees Fahrenheit. Thousands of flights have been canceled and several highways have been blocked. People are advised not to step outside their homes as it can be life-threatening.
Due to Artic Blast, the US has been experiencing an extremely cold climate, heavy snow, and intense wind. The authorities have ordered to put a halt on traveling during the Christmas season because of the Bomb Cyclone.
What is Bomb Cyclone?
Bomb Cyclone is created when the air of different masses whether cold or dry comes together. The warm air rises and makes a cloud system which lowers the air pressure. These cloud system forms storms and circulates counterclockwise in the low-pressure area. A bomb Cyclone is a mid-latitude storm in which the central pressure drops fast at one millibar per hour for 24 hours.
What are the effects of the Bomb Cyclone?
During the Bomb Cyclone, within a few hours, the temperature may drop by more than 11 degrees Celsius. The air pressure is predicted to drop from 1003 millibars to 968 millibars.
The temperature could also drop to a certain low point which can be dangerous and life-threatening enough to frostbite in minutes. During Bomb Cyclone the cold winds are intense and could pick up speed.
Traveling affected due to Bomb Cyclone
During the Christmas season, the travel plans of millions were affected due to the Bomb Cyclone. Approximately 7,423 flights were delayed and 3,400 were canceled. The roads are considered extremely dangerous to travel and the government has also urged people to expect zero visibility and snow drifts. Highways are closed completely, and people are advised to avoid traveling.
FAQs related to Bomb Cyclone
1. How does a bomb Cyclone form?
Ans. A bomb Cyclone is created when the air of different masses whether cold or dry comes together. The warm air rises and makes a cloud system which lowers the air pressure and forms a storm.
2. How has the bomb cyclone affected the US?
Ans. Due to the bomb cyclone more than lakh people are affected in the US. People are experiencing blackouts and power outages. The US is also experiencing live loss due to the Bomb Cyclone.
3. How many people died in the bomb cyclone?
Ans. In the US, 34 people have lost their lives in the bomb cyclone. The nation is suffering from power outages and no electricity for several days.