The Bomb Cyclone has touched down on the East Coast, and the snowstorm is just as crazy as predicted! See the shocking photos from the historic storm here!
Bundle up, HollywoodLifers. The dramatically-named Bomb Cyclone snowstorm is ravaging the East Coast of the United States with high winds, freezing temperatures, and heavy snow, from Maine all the way down to Florida. The storm is truly as epic as meteorologists predicted, and doesn’t show signs of letting up until the weekend. If you’re out of the storm’s path, or just have no desire to wander outside into the frozen tundra, just check out these photos of the Bomb Cyclone instead in the gallery above!
Do you understand how cold it is on the East Coast right now? Temperatures are so frigid that sharks are washing up in Cape Cod frozen solid. This is not normal. Weather forecasters dubbed the massive storm system a “bomb cyclone” (yes, that is a real, technical term) for its rapid and sharp drop in atmospheric pressure — a drop so severe it’s considered rare. That drop is causing winds gusting up to 60mph, and blasts of Arctic-level cold. Stepping outside your front door is basically willingly entering a portal to the planet Hoth from Star Wars. Find a tauntaun carcass to sleep in asap, please.
Currently, snow is falling at rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour throughout parts of New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. Parts of New York state could see 5 to 9 inches on Thursday alone! New England is getting the brunt of the storm, where Boston, MA, and Providence, RI may get 8 to 11 inches of snow. Portland, ME, is expecting 10 to 15 inches. Yikes. Needless to say, flights are massively delayed in and out of the area, with some commuters reporting that they’ve been sitting at NYC’s JFK airport for upwards of 12 hours after cancellations.
There’s a risk of power outages on the Southern East Coast right now, according to NBC. Reports of outages have already surfaced for thousands in Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. Tallahassee, FL is experiencing an unprecedented dusting of powder, much to the shock (and sometimes delight) of residents. But seriously, these pics out of the East Coast are insane. Lake Michigan in Chicago is covered with a sheet of ice. Brave commuters still heading into NYC for work are trekking through ankle-deep snow in parts of the city, as snow plows try to stay ahead of the storm. It’s going to be a long few days!
HollywoodLifers, are you experiencing the Bomb Cyclone snowstorm right now, just like us? Let us know — and stay safe and warm!