A 'bomb cyclone' is about to blast the East Coast

A 'bomb cyclone' is about to blast the East Coast

A 'bomb cyclone' is about to blast the East Coast

"As the storm continues to move northeastward, snow and rain will develop over parts of the Southern Mid-Atlantic Coast that will change over to all snow by Thursday morning".

Behind the storm, we are expecting the coldest air of the season for the Northeast.

M eteorologists say that the storm is experiencing "bombogenesis", meaning rapid atmospheric pressure has fallen below 24 millibars in less than 24 hours.

Early Thursday morning, a powerful winter storm hit New York City.

Snowfall amounts in DE are dependent on the track of the storm, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Gorse.


Winter is just two weeks old, and the coldest weather during it is expected each year late in January, and into the first week or two of February.

How much the storm affects the coast is contingent on a number of factors, most notably how far out to sea it tracks.

National Weather Service meteorologist Ryan Maue drew some attention when he posted a message to Twitter yesterday about the "a truly awesome extratopical "bomb" cyclone" that's predicted to blow up off the New England coast today.

According to the Miami Herald, "While no one [in South Florida] will likely find enough material for even a junior Frosty the Snowman, think possible snow flurries in Orlando and parts north, along with ice and freezing rain". The atmospheric pressure is also expected to drop Thursday in a way that has scientists glued to satellite data.

Officials issued storm warnings for parts of Florida and Georgia, the eastern Carolinas, southeast Virginia and the cities of Savannah, Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Wilmington and Norfolk. It caused a travel nightmare in Atlanta and across Florida and Alabama. "@NWSTallahassee measured 0.1" of snow/sleet on their roof @floridastate at 8:30 AM. "That's pretty rare. "So we'll see after all this is done whether get got any measurable snow anywhere". Parts of the Florida panhandle saw snow in December. Roads won't be plowed with the speed seen in places like OH or MI.

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