matter is about exceptions. Somewhere between 45 and 65 “weather bombs” occur
worldwide per year, with more ‘bombs’ occurring in the northern than southern
hemisphere, says MetOffice (12 Dec.14) explaining that term as a rapid fall in
central pressure of a depression (or low pressure) – it has to fall by 24
millibars in 24 hours in our latitudes to meet the criterion, providing as
example the maps from 8th and 9th December at noon (HERE)
08 Dec.2014 - north-west Atlantic
09 Dec. 2014 – south-west of Iceland , 12h
years ago World War II was just three months old. On 30th November
1939 The Soviet Union attacked Finland
. Naval war activities took place in all sea areas from the Biscay to the North Cape . Only three weeks later, a highly spectacular
weather event took place on the longest night north of the Arctic Circle off
Roest (Lofoten) near the Norwegian port
of Narvik . Actually on
20December 1939 a cyclone developed quickly, pushing the prevailing air
pressure down by 54.6 mb in 24 hours.
20 Dec. 1939 - Roest/Lofoten;
About 2015 millibar
21 Dec. 1939 -
< 975 millibar
Swedish Weather Annual for December 1939 reported this event noting that the
air pressure fell by 12mm within three hours. This matches with hurricane
conditions. In addition to this development, the course of the cyclone over the
next few days, according to weather charts of “Deutsche Seewarte” is quite
The principle trigger must have been the ocean off the Lofoten, and other
naval activities from Dover to Leningrad may have contributed. The Met
Office is well advised to offer competent explanation for such extraordinary
event. Their reasoning about the recent “weather-bomb”, would have indicated
that the interior of the sea between Greenland and Iceland has caused it.
___ Thursday, 21 December 8 a.m. , 975
mb, ca 100 miles west of Roest/Lofoten;
___Friday , 22 December, 8 a.m., 970 mb,
Lula/Sweden ( north Baltic Sea);
___Saturday, 23 December, 8 a.m. 980 mb,
___Sunday, 24 December, 8 a.m., 980 mb, ca. 100 miles south of Leningrad.
What triggered the development of this exceptional cyclone
in the first place? Discussed here: http://www.2030climate.com/a2005/02_21-Dateien/02_21.html ;
see EXAMPLE 5.
A matter to watch! A “superbomb” storm is being predicted for Christmas Day in the
Northeast United states according to WeatherBell Meteorologist Dr. Ryan
Maue who has pointed out it looks to be reminiscent of the Cleveland Superbomb of 1978 aka the “Great New England Blizzard of 1978″.
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