In January 2022, a strong Atmospheric River impacted the West Coast of the United States, bringing heavy rain and snow to California, Oregon, and Washington. The storm caused flooding, landslides, and power outages, and forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes.
The stormed brought significant rainfall to california, which was experiencing a drought, it was not accurate to said that 12 million californians were bracing for a “bomb cyclone. ” while the stormed was powerful, the national weather service did not classify it as a “bomb cyclone”. The term “bomb cyclone” generally refers to a stormed that experiences at least 24 millibars in atmospheric pressure over a 24-hour period, and the stormed caused some regions to experience a rapid dropped in pressure, this was true. Could not reached the limit. “bomb cyclone”