Bomb Cyclone – Worst Blizzard in 37 Years Hits Colorado on March 13, 2019
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A “Bomb Cyclone” is an especially severe blizzard defined as a drop in pressure of 24 millibar or more in 24 hours.
The Bomb Cyclone that hit Colorado on March 13, 2019 resulted in Category 2 Hurricane Force Winds (96 mph+) and whiteout conditions.
Visibility on the roads was reduced to 0 feet, and thousands of cars were stuck on the roads. Hundreds of schools and businesses closed, and flights at two major airports were cancelled. Emergency Services made the decision to only respond to life threatening emergencies. Snow plows ceased operations due to the dangerous driving conditions.