A powerful nor’easter morphed into a “bomb cyclone” Friday as it hammered the East Coast with a ferocious mix of howling winds, drenching rain, some snow and surging waves.
“Take this storm seriously!” the National Weather Service in Boston warned via Twitter. “This is a LIFE & DEATH situation for those living along the coast, especially those ocean-exposed shorelines.”
The storm — with about 80 million people in its path, including more than 22 million people under a coastal flood warning — officially “bombed out” late Friday morning when it underwent bombogenesis, signaled by an extreme drop in atmospheric pressure.
It’s even very windy where I am in North Carolina. Thousands of flights in and around the East Coast have been cancelled. Check this video out: