bomb cyclone brings cold ~ haiku

bomb cyclone brings cold
cherry blossoms dressed in snow
waiting for a thaw

This is my response to Frank Tassone’s #Haikai Challenge #80: cherry blossom.

From a feature on NPR regarding the current bomb cyclone:
“The meteorological term ‘bomb cyclone’ refers to a storm that intensifies very quickly through a process called bombogenesis, in which barometric pressure falls by at least 24 millibars over 24 hours. That’s what happened in parts of the central U.S., where just one day before blizzard conditions hit, many areas such as Denver were enjoying sunny weather in the 50s and 60s.”

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20 thoughts on “bomb cyclone brings cold ~ haiku

    • I’m very happy! I downloaded that photo. I think the front angled from Colorado to Minnesota and moved east. We’re about 300 miles south of the storm mass. The typical fronts from Canada and the Gulf usually meet around Missouri, but not this time. We got hit by the last one, a couple of months ago. This time we dropped from highs in the 80s to the 50s, and no moisture. But, we did have the 50mph (+) wind gusts.

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