A 'bomb cyclone' is headed your way, East Coast. Brace for impact.
Scary but common phrases like “wintry blast,” “monster” and “brutal cold” are already being used to describe a storm headed to the East Coast.
But one meteorologist has come up with a more novel and frightening description: “bomb cyclone.”
The U.S. suffered horribly cold weather on New Year’s Eve and snow has blanketed parts of the country in recent days, but the worst is yet to come, forecasters say.
Just read this excerpt from an article in The Washington Post that is being shared on social media by East Coasters in disbelief:
“First, a very large and powerful storm will hammer coastal locations from Georgia to Maine with ice and snow. By Thursday, the exploding storm will, in many ways, resemble a winter hurricane, battering easternmost New England with potentially damaging winds in addition to blinding snow.
Forecasters are expecting the storm to become a so-called “bomb cyclone” because its pressure is predicted to fall so fast, an indicator of explosive strengthening. The storm could rank as the most intense over the waters east of New England in decades at this time of year.”
Yes, you did just read the words “winter hurricane” and “bomb cyclone.”
Meteorologist Ryan Maue notes that the pressure could get as low as what was experienced during Hurricane Sandy. The winter storm is expected to affect pretty much the entire East Coast.
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