West Coast Hit with Deadly Storm from Bomb Cyclone and Atmospheric River

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The bomb cyclone that hit the West Coast on Wednesday was fueled by an atmospheric river from the Pacific unleashing furiously strong winds and rain that killed two people.  The second massive storm is forecast to strike the coast again in less than a week.  In Northern and Central California more that 133,000 customers were without power as of Thursday.  The process that led to a “bombogenesis” was forming on Wednesday which strengthened the winds associated with the storm.  Gusts of up to 132-mph were recorded on Wednesday and Thursday, with the strongest gusts recorded in Northern and Interior California.