Another Bomb Cyclone to Hit Northeast

March 1, 2018 Updated: March 1, 2018

On January 4 of this year, a lot of people learned a new weather term: the “Bomb Cyclone.”

This highly destructive combination of wind, tides, snow, and pressure slammed into the Northeast shortly after New Year’s, flooding and freezing many coastal cities.

According to the U.S. National Weather Service, another one is on the way.

The current storm is making its way across the United States from the south-central states and will reach the lower Great Lakes region Thursday night, Accuweather reports.

The storm is expected to become a bomb cyclone when it hits the Northeast on Friday.

“The storm is shaping up to be more severe than the storm on Jan. 4,” Governor Charlie Baker told a press briefing on March 1, the Boston Globe reported.

Accuweather is predicting hurricane-force winds causing downed trees and power outages for a swath of the United States from Southwest of Washington, DC, to Boston.

People plow snow in Patchogue, New York as a blizzard hits the Northeastern United States, January 4, 2018. (Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
People plow snow in Patchogue, New York as a blizzard hits the Northeastern United States, January 4, 2018. (Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

The wind is predicted to be powerful enough to cause light delays and cancellations from Chicago and Detroit to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston, and possibly as far south as Atlanta.

Some 4000 flights were canceled due to January’s bomb cyclone. New York City’s John F. Kennedy Airport was totally shut down on  Jan. 4.

Rain and Flooding

While the hurricane-force winds will be bad enough, coastal flooding is also predicted.

MassLive reports that officials in Massachusetts coastal communities are already asking residents to voluntarily evacuate.   

“Residents of eastern coastal communities are urged to monitor forecast & listen to advice of local officials,” Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency said in a statement.

“Those who live in low lying coastal areas should develop an evacuation plan & be prepared to evacuate if necessary.”

The town of Scituate, Massachusetts, is again asking coastal residents to evacuate, as it did during the January storm.

Eric Fisher, Chief Meteorologist for WBZ, tweeted that residents should expect a record high tide in Boston harbor. 

While wet heavy snow is expected to fall inland, with Upstate New York predicted to receive about a foot, according to CNN, most of the New England coast will get several inches of rain, which will exacerbate flooding.

(National Weather Service screenshot)
(National Weather Service screenshot)

From NTD.tv

 

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