|Bomb cyclone wreaks havoc on Brazilian city on June 30, 2020. Picture via videos
The ferocious storm killed at least ten people as the region was lashed by winds of up to 120kph.
The severe tempest ripped up trees, tore roofs off buildings and sent locals running indoors, while bombarding the streets with high-speed debris.
Nine people died in Santa Catarina (SC) and one man was buried by his house in Rio Grande do Sul (RS).
Eyewitness video from Curitiba and elsewhere in Parana showcases the full fury of the bomb cyclone:
Ciclone hoje em Santa Catarina provocou estragos #CICLONE #SantaCatarina— Andrada (@beandrada) June 30, 2020
Cyclone caused extensive damages in south state of Brazil - Santa Catarina. pic.twitter.com/rPl5iOa6iT
parou a chuva pic.twitter.com/5IFF964EYj— #tamufu #ficaemcasa (@DeniseSQ) June 30, 2020
Ciclone hoje em Santa Catarina.— Geisiele Scio 🇧🇷🆘 (@GeisieleScio) June 30, 2020
A previsão para amanhã é de ventos mais fortes segundo a Defesa civil!
Deus nos proteja!🙌 pic.twitter.com/eKkuRqqCwH
The term “bomb cyclone” can apply to both summer rain, and winter snow storms if they meet the following criteria from The National Ocean Service :
“Bombogenesis, a popular term used by meteorologists, occurs when a midlatitude cyclone rapidly intensifies, dropping at least 24 millibars over 24 hours. A millibar measures atmospheric pressure. This can happen when a cold air mass collides with a warm air mass, such as air over warm ocean waters. The formation of this rapidly strengthening weather system is a process called bombogenesis, which creates what is known as a bomb cyclone.“