East Coast Braces for Deep Freeze Following Winter Storm

Alicia Cross
January 14, 2018

Forecasters are warning the same system could soon strengthen into a "bomb cyclone" as it rolls up the East Coast, bringing hurricane-force winds, coastal flooding and up to a foot of snow. "Use caution and stay safe".

"This rapidly intensifying East Coast storm will produce strong, damaging winds - possibly resulting in downed trees, power outages and coastal flooding", the National Weather Service tweeted Wednesday. Up to two thirds of the flights out of the main airports in the New York region were being cancelled on January 4, according to a New York Daily News report.

This sort of winter hurricane formed because of the serendipitous convergence of several factors, including a blast of freezing air from the North Pole that, right off the southeast coast of the United States, has come into contact with warm ocean waters carried by the Gulf Stream.

This new wave of cold weather this weekend will be close to the level of cold experienced at the end of 2017 and start of 2018 in the Midwest, central Appalachians and interior South, according to forecasters. When winds from a storm like that blow from the northeast to land it's called a nor'easter.

Officials issued storm warnings for parts of Florida and Georgia, the eastern Carolinas, southeast Virginia and the cities of Savannah, Ga.; Charleston and Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Wilmington, N.C.; and Norfolk, Va.

The Oceanside School District announced on Wednesday night that its schools would be closed the next morning due to inclement weather. A cyclogenesis is the development of a cyclone, or a storm system.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says like other storms, these usually happen when a weather pattern has a huge pressure change in a short time.

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As much of the nation is gripped by cold weather, there are several places in the south east getting snow. Kids in Florida who have never seen snow got a chance to play by building snowmen and making snow angels.

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Authorities closed a stretch of Interstate 10 near the capital because of wintry precipitation. Accumulations of 3-5in were possible in eastern North Carolina. FOX 5's Mike Thomas goes into more detail here. High winds, with gusts up to 55 miles per hour, will cause risky snow drifts and will reduce visibility to near zero. "Then, the city got 6 inches". It didn't last long before he lost his grip and tumbled backward.

Two of the South's iconic coastal cities are weathering their heaviest snowfall in almost 30 years.

Three to 6 inches of heavy snow is predicted to drop from Wednesday to Thursday evening from Norfolk, Virginia, to Maryland and around the DE beaches, according to The Washington Post. For Michigan and the Great Lakes, this powerful bomb cyclone will keep us in a bitterly cold northerly wind. "We have 40,000 tons of rock salt ready to be loaded and spread throughout the city of Boston".

The storm has already led to the closure of roads in northern Florida and southeastern Georgia, where governor Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency in the coastal area.

More than 4,300 USA flights were canceled for Thursday, according to FlightAware.com.

With up to 30cm of snow expected in parts of NY, accompanied by powerful wind gusts, schools were closed.

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