What the hell is a “Bomb Cyclone”?

By | March 4, 2018

We used to call these things storms. Now they are a “Bomb Cyclone”? That sounds a much more dramatic than a Storm I must say. I think weather forecasters and News programs are always trying to grab our attention so they coin new phrases to rattle the public. It sells more advertising and keeps people glued to their TV sets. I guess I’m officially an old person now.

Anyway, Sue and I went out into the storm and got down to South Point a little after high tide so our footage doesn’t capture the worst of it. It definitely is an angry ocean. They had to close the Mile Stretch Road on Friday and Saturday due to the flooding. The city just rebuilt that road and installed drainage. They discussed raising the height of the road but ended up not pursuing that due to the time and money it would take to get the easements necessary to make sloping grades into peoples driveways. If I understand correctly, for every foot the road is raised the law requires 12 feet of slope. So if you raise the road 2 feet the new slopes into driveways would extend 24 feet on either side. Imagine all the homeowners agreeing to that.


Hang to the riggins,

One thought on “What the hell is a “Bomb Cyclone”?

  1. Heather Locke

    Dave Hayes the Weather Nut. Pull him up on FB. Best weather you will find.


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