How Much Snow the ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Dropped on the East Coast

Time.com
By Kate Samuelson Updated: January 5, 2018

Over the past few days, East Coast residents have faced heavy snowfall, hurricane-force winds and coastal flooding – and the arctic conditions are set to keep people’s teeth chattering through the weekend with snow totals reaching more than a foot in some areas Friday. Temperatures have dropped as low as minus 15 degrees from Philadelphia to Boston, and residents of states like Maryland and Virginia have experienced icy temperatures ranging from 10 degrees to 15 degrees.

Thundersnow, a snowstorm during which thunder and lightning occur, was reported across southeastern New England on Thursday, and a “bomb cyclone,” which formed off the East Coast, has threatened to douse the area from northern Florida to New England in ice and snow. Forecasters are predicting 2018 to be one of the worst winters in the U.S. in history – and it’s only the first week of January.

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