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  • noun meteorology Rapid, or extreme cyclogenesis, often characterized by a barometric pressure drop of 24 millibars in a 24 hour period.


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  • Years ago, I heard a local TV weather forecaster use this neologism to describe the birth and rapid growth in intensiy of a nor'easter. Thought it was funny, and never forgot it, although I have forgotten the forecaster's name.

    June 27, 2009