Terry Eliasen at WBZ notes that tomorrow's storm involves the dreaded bombogenesis. Wha?
It is basically a fancy term for what happens to a storm when it undergoes a rapid drop in pressure in a very short amount of time. Essentially it goes from a relatively weak, regular old storm, to a monster, nor’easter-type system. I am sure most of you have seen the Incredible Hulk? Just think of mild-mannered Bruce Banner. One minute he is just a regular old doctor, then he gets angry and the next minute he is a big green monster - bombogenesis!
Now, when Eliasen wrote that this morning, the forecast was calling for 3-6 inches in Boston. But the National Weather Service has issued an urgent Winter Storm Warning (because everything the NWS does is URGENT) that goes into effect at 10 a.m. and calls for:
SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 10 INCHES.
Yes, sounds like it's French Toast time. Again.