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A 'Bomb Cyclone' With High Winds Could Come Our Way Sunday


February 22, 2019, 7:28 AM

If you head outside on Sunday in Southeast Michigan, at minimum, expect a bad hair day.

On the other end of the spectrum, you might expect to see power outages and items flying.

The National Weather Service is expecting powerful winds of up to 50 m.p.h. as a powerful low pressure storm system moves from the Central Plains toward the Great Lakes, Ann Zaniewski of the Detroit Free Press reports.

"If we do see 50 mph wind gusts throughout the entire course of the day, it will really increase the potential to see scattered to numerous power outages," Ian Lee, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in White Lake Township, tells the paper:

The system could potentially bring a "bomb cyclone," which occurs when a low pressure system has a rapid drop in central pressure of 24 millibars in 24 hours. Lee said the quick pressure drop is what leads to the strong winds.

The National Weather Service posted this Sunday forecast:

A chance of rain before 1 p.m.. Cloudy, with a high near 44. Windy, with a west wind 17 to 22 mph increasing to 23 to 28 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 48 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

 


Read more:  Detroit Free Press


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