The bomb cyclone, explained


The bomb cyclone, explained

To the north, Philadelphia and NY have a better chance for a coating of snow, but - unless the storm edges closer to the coast - the more significant snow should remain to their east from Atlantic City to eastern Long Island, where at least four to six inches could fall late Wednesday to late Thursday.

"This can happen when a cold air mass collides with a warm air mass, such as air over warm ocean waters", NOAA said. Blizzard conditions are possible in some areas, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service. The airport at Savannah got 1.2 inches - the most the city had experienced in 28 years. "Nobody goes out when it's really cold, at least I wouldn't", said the life-long Bangor resident.

Forecasters say a band of heavy snow could briefly move through the area, dropping no more than 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) of snow.

Charleston, S.C., experienced near-record snowfall, with more than 5 inches. "Then, the city got 6 inches".

Two of the South's iconic coastal cities are weathering their heaviest snowfall in almost 30 years.

All three deaths occurred in North Carolina from the "bomb cyclone" of snow and wind, including two men who died Wednesday night when their pickup truck slid off a bridge and landed upside down in a creek, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said Thursday at a press conference. Savannah, Georgia had their heaviest snowfall in almost three decades.

By Tuesday and Wednesday, more Arctic air is going to sweep through the USA all the way to the East Coast again - just the sort of "welcome back" from the holidays we've all been waiting for.

Storm surge rushed ashore in downtown Boston turning State Street into a river of ice and slush, with many New England towns with low lying areas reporting ongoing rescues of people caught off guard.

The storm was already beginning to cause issues for travelers, halting dozens of flights through airports in the south. Airlines bracing for the weather had already begun issuing waivers for travelers heading through essentially the entire East Coast, allowing people to change their flights without any fees.

But a Nor'easter is rumbling up the Atlantic Coast and it is bringing snow with it.

- Incredible video shows the massive "bomb cyclone" from outer space as it battered the East Coast on Thursday.

Although this sort of storm is seen in North East US every winter, its effects are far more powerful this time around.



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