[ ik-sploh-siv sahy-kluh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ɪkˈsploʊ sɪv ˌsaɪ kləˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /
the system that rapidly develops when the central barometric pressure of an extratropical cyclone drops at least 24 millibars in 24 hours, producing potentially hurricane-force winds with very heavy rain or snow: Clusters of explosive cyclogenesis persisted for a week, with significant consequences for the southern Alaskan coast.
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Also called bomb cy·clone [bom-sahy-klohn], /ˈbɒm ˌsaɪ kloʊn/, weath·er bomb [weth-er bom] /ˈwɛð ər ˌbɒm/ .
Origin of explosive cyclogenesis
First recorded in 1950–55
Words nearby explosive cyclogenesis
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