The polar vortex is back with bitterly cold air settling southward from the Arctic. As a snowstorm bears down on the northeast, the winter weather term bombogenesis has come to the forefront.
The impacts of a bombogenesis can include rapidly strengthening winds and high precipitation rates, as well as thundersnow.
Currently, we have about 9-inches of snow, with more to come.
Here is the view from my window:
* No, the image isn't missing. We are currently experiencing a complete white-out.