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Thu Feb 13, 2020, 03:15 AM

Bomb Cyclone Dennis Could Rival Some of the Most Intense North Atlantic Storms on Record

Source: The Weather Channel

A new powerful storm will take aim at northwestern Europe later this week just days after Storm Ciara pounded several countries with high winds and torrential rain and killed at least eight people.

Storm Dennis was named by the U.K. Met Office on Tuesday. Computer forecast models predict this low-pressure system to intensify as it moves across the North Atlantic Ocean through Saturday, likely becoming a bomb cyclone.

A bomb cyclone is a term used when a low-pressure system undergoes bombogenesis, meaning its central pressure drops by at least 24 millibars within 24 hours, a sign of rapid strengthening.

Forecast guidance suggests the central pressure of Storm Dennis will drop below 930 millibars when it's south of Iceland by Friday or Saturday. The lower the pressure, the more intense the storm, increasing the likelihood of strong winds.

Read more: https://weather.com/news/international/news/2020-02-12-bomb-cyclone-dennis-rival-most-intense-north-atlantic-storms



Jesus. Storm Ciara had 60-knot winds here in France and they're saying this is going to be worse.

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Recursion Thursday OP
safeinOhio Thursday #1
Kablooie Thursday #2
denbot Thursday #3
PaddyIrishman Thursday #4
Recursion Thursday #5
not_the_one Thursday #6
Leith Thursday #7

Response to Recursion (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 03:20 AM

1. Have to call my broker and

go long on windproof umbrellas.

Stay safe.

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 03:26 AM

2. Dennis!? I dread all the news person's too obvious jokes we will have to sit through.

Hank Kecham! You did this!

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 05:56 AM

3. With a name like Dennis it's likely to ba a handsome storm..

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:20 AM

4. Just being Nerdy

For some reason, the Irish, British and Dutch governments have a joint storm naming convention which goes some way to explaining Ciara, Liam, Maura and Roisín appearing on the list.

[link:https://www.met.ie/storm-names-announced-for-2019-20|



What worries me is storm Noah.

Who thought that would be a good name for a Storm?

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Response to PaddyIrishman (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:35 AM

5. What a staggeringly bad idea

I'm not even superstitious, but come on. I mean I also got really annoyed by that guy who built a new RMS Titanic and named it Titanic.

Some things you just don't need in your life.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 01:31 PM

6. For the longest time I was superstitious about 666.

In Florida, one year the license plate I was given was 666 (it had another separate # designating the county).

I refused it. Now, as an atheist, I feel silly for doing so.-

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:25 PM

7. Oh my god!

I often go to Ventusky and check out large weather systems and holy shit!

Even in the strongest hurricanes of the last couple of years there has never been low pressure this intense or this big. It has gone lower than the scale on the lower right.

https://www.ventusky.com/?p=56.8;-29.8;4&l=pressure&t=20200214/0400

Northern and NW Europe is in for a hell of a ride in a few days.

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