‘Bomb Cyclone’ Threatens Plans For Millions of Travelers Across Nation

By  //  November 29, 2019

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'bomb cyclone' caused by rapid drop in air pressure

ABOVE VIDEO: “Bomb cyclone” gives Thanksgiving travelers a headache. (CBS video)

(CBS NEWS) – A day after the Rocky Mountains saw havoc, a powerful winter storm rolled across the Midwest early on Thanksgiving Day. The storm threatened to scramble plans for millions of people during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year.

The storm — which was blamed for one death and hundreds of canceled flights — pushed east into South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

It dropped close to a foot of snow in some areas even as the system weakened and headed toward New York and Pennsylvania.

But the West was not free of heavy weather. A “bomb cyclone” caused by a rapid drop in air pressure brought snow to the mountains and wind and rain along the California and Oregon coasts.

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