Daniel Swain

Daniel Swain Quoted in KGW8 NBC: What is a Bomb Cyclone? Major Storm Hits Southern Oregon, Northern California

A “bomb cyclone” has unleashed blizzard-like conditions in Southern Oregon and northern California. The storm developed rapidly as it approached land, bringing a quick transition into windy weather with high precipitation rates.  “All bomb cyclones are not hurricanes,” University of California, Los Angeles, climate scientist Daniel Swain said. “But sometimes, they can take on characteristics that make them look an awful lot like hurricanes, with very strong winds, heavy precipitation and well-defined eye-like features in the middle.”