Cyclone bomb may hit U.S. east coast

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A meteorological phenomenon known as Bombogenesis, or a cyclone bomb, may occur off the eastern U.S. coast this week.

According to CNN, this occurs when an area of low pressure drops by more than 24 millibars in 24 hours. The result is a bomb cyclone.

Meteorologists predict that one could hit the U.S. on Wednesday or Thursday.

1. Depiction of cold air over Earth
2. Depiction of storm forming
3. Depiction of pressure dropping, time and bombogenesis

VOICEOVER (in English):

"Bombogenesis, or a cyclone bomb, happens after cold, dry air from the stratosphere makes its way into an area of low pressure."

"This can generate a powerful storm. Bombogenesis occurs when the pressure to drops by more than 24 millibars in 24 hours."

SOURCES: CNN, Mashable