Historic Bomb Cyclone from Space (NASA Image, January 4, 2018)

Historic Bomb Cyclone from Space (NASA Image, January 4, 2018)

Dubbed as “historic bomb cyclone”, January 2018 North American blizzard is a major and extremely powerful nor’easter that affected the Northeastern United States with severe blizzard conditions. It has battered coastal areas with heavy snow and strong winds, from Florida to Maine. Notice the long line of clouds stretching over a thousand miles south of the storm, which is drawing moisture all the way from deep in the Caribbean.

The storm originated on January 3 as an area of low pressure off the coast of the Southeast. Moving swiftly to the northeast, the storm explosively deepened while moving parallel to the East Coast of the United States, causing significant snowfall accumulations. The storm received various unofficial names, such as Winter Storm Grayson, Blizzard of 2018, etc. Image: NASA.gov

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