Here’s Why Colorado is Experiencing Aches + Pains Today
Are you experiencing extra aches and pains today? Perhaps a migraine? Many in Colorado are in the same boat today. What's going on?
Everyone in Colorado is talking about the "Bomb Cyclone" we are currently experiencing. Do you need to spring into action and dive under the nearest table? Not necessarily.
According to Popular Science, a Bomb Cyclone, or "explosive cyclogenesis," or bombogenesis, is a fairly common event which occurs when a low-pressure system’s central pressure falls 24 millibars in 24 hours or less. Clear as mud? Okay, here's another take. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration define a Bomb Cyclone as a 24-hour, 24-millibar drop in the pressure of a midlatitude storm. Oh, that's much better.
No matter what you call it, the state of Colorado is currently experiencing it. What does this have to do with aches and pains?
According to CBS Denver, the result of low pressure could be "crippling" for those suffering from migraines, body aches, and joint pain due to conditions such as arthritis.
Many healthcare professionals, including labor and delivery nurses, also believe that extremely low barometric pressure readings can cause spontaneous delivery for woman near the end of their pregnancy. - CBS Denver
Wow! That's intense. Looking back on my youth, I always perceived mentions of weather-related aches and pains as nothing more than myths and old wives' tales. Now I'm pushing 50 and know differently.
The National Weather Service predicts an 70% chance of snow later today for Grand Junction. Fortunately, temperatures won't get too bad, with tonight's low expected to reach 31 degrees. Stay warm, and try to stay comfortable. This weather event won't last long, and things will soon be back to normal.