Winter Storm Wesley, the Latest Bomb Cyclone, Prompts Blizzard Warnings in the Plains and Upper Midwest | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Winter Storm Wesley, the Latest Bomb Cyclone, Prompts Blizzard Warnings in the Plains and Upper Midwest

Blizzard warnings have been issued for parts of six states in the Plains and upper Midwest as Winter Storm Wesley takes aim at those regions with heavy snow and high winds, contributing to dangerous travel conditions and likely shutting down highways.

Wesley has strengthened sufficiently to meet criteria as a "bomb cyclone", according to NOAA Weather Prediction Center senior forecaster David Roth. According to Weather Underground meteorologist Bob Henson, a storm doesn't have to deepen by a full 24 millibars in 24 hours if it's located south of 60 degrees North latitude, since these type of nontropical low-pressure systems tend to be weaker at lower latitudes. The original 1980 study that coined the term "bomb", therefore, suggested adjusting the more common definition by latitude.

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