Major ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Winter Storm Targeting East Coast

By Paul Riegler on 2 January 2018
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DSC_0205A major winter storm could impact the entire East Coast later this week with the potential to bring over a foot of snow to some regions.

The monster storm will pummel coastal areas from Georgia to Maine and winter storm watches are already in effect in northern Florida and parts of Georgia and South Carolina.

Expect dangerous driving conditions and numerous flight delays as well as cancellations as the week progresses.

The storm is forecast to move north Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service, which predicts “heavy snowfall” upwards of 6” and “high winds and dangerous wind chills.”

With winds of over 50 mph (80 km/h), forecasters expect deadly wind chills as the arctic air moves across the Midwest and the East. Minnesota and the Dakotas have already recorded wind chill temperatures as low as -60° F (-51° C) and meteorologists have forecast record wind chill temperatures for the Northeast later this week.

The “bomb cyclone,” as meteorologists have called it, will be massive, the National Weather Service said, with barometric pressure as low as those of Hurricane Sandy coupled with hurricane-strength winds.

Forecasters expect the storm to strike Canada on Friday.

This winter is expected to be far more severe than last year’s. The Farmer’s Almanac has predicted an “exceptionally cold and snowy winter season” for 2017-18.

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