‘Bomb Cyclone’ Hits East Coast, Florida Reaches Temperatures Lower Than Alaska

By January 4, 2018 Other, U.S. News

A winter storm hitting the East Coast could easily shatter all-time records in regards to cold temperatures. By the end of the week, we could all be freezing, to say the least.

This storm seems to threaten to push literally frigid temperatures as south as Northern Florida! It is what people are referring to as a “bomb cyclone.” For those who do not know a bomb cyclone is something that comes from a process known as explosive cyclogenesis or bombogenesis. Bombogenesis happens when a mid-latitude cyclone rapidly intensifies and drops at least 24 millibars over 24 hours. It seems to have made its way here just yesterday and is not leaving anytime soon.

I guess you could essentially consider this to be what one would call a ‘winter hurricane.’ As pressures drop, this storm grows stronger. This extreme weather will be coming in two different parts. To begin with, it will bring about rain, snow, and sleet to the Eastern Coast of the US. This being from as mentioned above Main to Northern Florida.

After this is all said and done what many are calling a “‘polar vortex’ is going to be sweeping south across the region dropping temperatures to as also mentioned above, record-breaking lows. Now as I mentioned above this storm hit Wednesday and has been causing some intense bitter cold temperatures. According to the National Weather Service, it is thought that by Friday parts of the regions affected there will be at least 4 more inches of snow.

Cold temperatures earlier this week have actually left several people dead. Reuters has reported at least eight so far and according to the Weather Channel temperatures in Florida’s capital were lower than those in Anchorage, Alaska! If you are on the East Coast please bundle up and do your best to stay warm!

Featured Image Via The Huffington Post. 

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