"Bomb cyclone" to slam East Coast with more bitterly cold weather

January 3, 2018 by  
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A massive winter storm known as a “bomb cyclone” will smash into the US East Coast this week. This powerful weather event will bring an even deeper freeze to a region that has suffered bitter cold weather for the past 10 days. The storm in question, which will impact coastal areas from Georgia to Maine, is given its extreme name because of the predicted rapid pressure drop, an indication of the storm’s strength. The bomb cyclone is described as being similar to a winter hurricane, with accompanying freezing rain, ice, snow, and powerful winds. Although the effects of the storm will be acutely felt by East Coast residents, the most extreme weather conditions are expected to remain offshore. The storm is expected to particularly impact New England , off the coast of which it is expected to be the strongest the region has seen in decades. Boston is expected to receive up to seven inches of snow, in addition to powerful winds capable of knocking down trees and power lines. The temperatures in Boston are expected to drop to 27 degrees below the average for this time of year. When the storm has ended, the entire coast is expected to be hit with another wave of frigid air. Related: Storm ‘unfreezes’ North Pole, causing temps 50 degrees higher than normal Further south, the storm’s impact will still be substantial. Coastal Georgia and even areas of North Florida are expected to receive some snow, as are coastal cities further north in the Southeast. In Charleston, South Carolina, one to three inches of snow and sleet are expected. By the time the storm reaches New England, its central pressure will have dropped 53 millibars in only 24 hours, an astonishing pressure drop unheard of outside of a hurricane -strength storm. After the weekend, the East Coast is expected to enjoy a respite from winter’s deep freeze when temperatures warm up. Via Washington Post Images via Depositphotos and Ryan Maue/weather.us

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6 Emergency Essentials for Surviving 72 Hours Without Power

October 1, 2014 by  
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The motto “always be prepared” is a good one to keep in mind, but one might not understand the importance of that until immersed in a situation that one hasn’t prepared properly for at all. With climate change wreaking havoc on the planet, superstorms , floods, tornadoes, and droughts are becoming more frequent, and it’s not uncommon for people to be without power for a few days . Although some people might feel a bit paranoid or weird about keeping a supply of certain items in the house “just in case”, it’s always better to have them and not need them, than vice-versa. Read on to learn about the supplies that everyone should keep on hand if the power goes out for a few days. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of 6 Emergency Essentials for Surviving 72 Hours Without Power Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 72 hours , blizzard , camping , camping food , camping supplies , earthquake , emergency , emergency kit , first aid , first aid kit , flood , Hurricane , natural disaster , power failure , power outage , preparedness kit , prepper , prepping , prepping bag , prepping kit , snowstorm , storm , survival kit , without power

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Open-sourced, Crowd-sourced Ushahidi Platform Following Snowmageddon

December 28, 2010 by  
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Snowmageddon is a website set up to help people dig out of the blizzard in New York.

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Get Your Shovel, It’s a Blizzard (Slideshow)

February 12, 2010 by  
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Image credit: jsmjr /Flickr Whether you called it the “Snopacalypse,” “Snomageddon,” or simply the ” Unusually Large Snowstorm ,” there was no ignoring the blizzard that brought Washington, DC, and other northeastern cities to a halt this week.

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Wintermarket Wonderland at the Seaport

December 28, 2009 by  
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Fine and Raw’s chocolate elves at the New Amsterdam WinterMarket photo credit: Bonnie Hulkower Hundreds of people weathered the blizzard last Sunday to support New Amsterdam’s Wintermarket in lower Manhattan.

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