Storm Doris Wallops UK, Ireland As A Weather Bomb With Hurricane Force Winds



A large and rapidly intensifying storm struck northern Ireland and the UK on Thursday. Plastering some areas with snow and bringing widespread wind gusts approaching or exceeding hurricane force. The storm Doris named by the UK Met Office, crossed Ireland as it intensified, before pinwheeling between Scotland and England. According to the Met Office, the storm underwent bombogenesis, which occurs when the central pressure in a storm plummets by at least 24 millibars in 24 hours.

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Storm Doris as seen from a NASA satellite on Feb. 23, 2017.

This is a sign of a strengthening storm system. Since in general, lower air pressure readings correspond to stronger storms with higher winds, heavier precipitation and greater potential to inflict damage.

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