What sparked the 'bomb cyclone'? Huge temperature contrasts, jet stream energy

What sparked the 'bomb cyclone'? Huge temperature contrasts, jet stream energy

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It all started innocently enough. 

Shortly before New Year’s celebrations kicked off in the Southeast, a record-cold air mass blew in from the north. This air had a direct connection to the Arctic, spilling out as if someone left the Northern Hemisphere’s refrigerator door open.

This frigid air oozed across the Gulf of Mexico, into Florida, and served as one of the catalysts for a low pressure area to develop in the Bahamas on Tuesday. Snow flurries were even reported on an oil platform off the coast of Louisiana. 

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Source: Mashable | What sparked the 'bomb cyclone'? Huge temperature contrasts, jet stream energy

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