What is a “bomb cyclone?”. This could make the storm as strong as a hurricane, and 30-50 miles per hour winds will batter the coast. On Thursday, temperatures will be in the 20s, then down to the teens Friday, Gorse said. At last check several days ago, the high temperature on Mars was minus 2 degrees Fahrenheit.
Making the most of the South’s bitter cold snap, the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro offered discounted tickets for those willing to courageous the cold to see polar bears frolic in their kind of weather, along with Arctic foxes and elk. For some in the South, the sight of snow was a first.
An American flag in the area of Mendon Road is almost buried by snow Thursday afternoon.
Gov. Henry McMaster asked people who got snow to stay home. Residents of south-east Georgia saw a rare half foot of snow. “Very cold temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills expected”.
While Boston is expected to get seven inches of snow, Mashable reported sources as saying New York City is “straddling the line between a heavy snowstorm and a moderate event”. Weather forecasters warned a so-called “bomb cyclone” will likely form off the New England coast as the storm system makes its way north.
The wind chill could make it feel like minus 35C in the Berkshire hills of western MA, the National Weather Service said.
The bitter conditions extended through the state.
“As the storm continues to move northeastward, snow and rain will develop over parts of the Southern Mid-Atlantic Coast that will change over to all snow by Thursday morning”. This all-day event will leave cities in the Northeast such as New York City, Nassau County, and parts of CT blanketed in heavy snow and battling brutal winds, reported the New York Post.
Jackson city spokeswoman Kai Williams said Wednesday evening that the city knew of 37 separate water main breaks that it attributed to cold. The record-low temperatures is to blame for at least eight deaths in Texas, Wisconsin, West Virginia, North Dakota and MI over the past several days.
The bombogenesis will usher in another round of single-digit or sub-zero temperatures to the Northeast. Depending on how bad the wind was, it could prohibit plow trucks from getting out on the streets and doing their jobs.
With 4-6 inches of snowfall expected in NY, sanitation workers are getting ready to deploy 2,200 plows to help clear the streets.
Sinsabaugh said he doesn’t expect to see widespread power outages in New Hampshire.
A number of school districts are closed Thursday. When the storm has ended, the entire coast is expected to be hit with another wave of frigid air.
Chris Monoc, his wife and two sons, ages 4 and 2 were amazed by the snow in Charleston.
One of the warmest years on record for the United States ended with a record or near-record cold snap in many parts of the country in the final week of 2017.
The freezing rain has already started along the coast.