Explosive Cyclogenesis

I had never heard the phrase explosive cyclogenesis before this week.  Now I understand the phenomenon in very tangible terms (think winter time hurricane). We received a little over a foot of snow and intense winds.  Using a snowblower in high winds is an exercise in futility and the best you can hope for is getting 90% of the snow up. Fortunately, I have a cab on my snowblower which made the task much less disagreeable.