‘Bomb Cyclone’ threatens to deliver biting cold and hurricane-level winds to the East Coast

Bomb Cyclone

From deadly hurricanes to sweeping and bitter cold fronts, many areas across the U.S. in recent months experienced some of the most extreme weather conditions mother nature has to offer. With 2018 now in full swing, the extreme weather conditions that plagued much of the U.S. last year show no indication of slowing down. Indeed, many cities across the U.S. on New Year's Eve endured some of the coldest temperatures on the books.

And just when you thought things couldn't get more drastic weather-wise, now comes word that folks all along the East Coast will have to endure a weather phenomenon known as a bomb cyclone. The impending bomb cyclone -- which is an ominous name to say the least -- will reportedly impact folks as north as Maine and as south as northern portions of Florida. Technically, a bomb cyclone (or a bombogenesis if you want to be super technical) refers to a low-pressure system -- similar to a hurricane -- that picks up power incredibly quickly and can deliver frigid temperatures, snow, and heavy winds. According to the National Ocean Service, a bomb cyclone takes shape when "cold air mass collides with a warm air mass, such as air over warm ocean waters."

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